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WE WILL OCCUPY – 2016

 In the fall of 2011 protestors occupied Zuccotti Park near Wall Street in New York’s financial district. The movement called Occupy Wall Street remained there for about 9 weeks protesting social and economic inequality. Now Bernie Sanders is campaigning to occupy the While House under the same mantra. He may be tilting at windmills given the Democratic Party’s arcane delegate garnering process under which insider super-delegates outweigh voter preferences, but the Occupy Wall Street anthem below still expresses his just cause.

WE WILL OCCUPY – 2016
(To tune of “Two for the Road,” by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer, from the film (1967) of the same name, starring Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney.)

If you’re tired of all you see.
Come occupy Wall Street with me.
We’ll challenge corporate-ocracy.
Protest its warped milieu.

In New York, and Chicago, and L.A.
Wherever they promote the creed –
Worshipping greed
And seeking wealth, beyond all need

It isn’t that we’re anarchists.
And no, we aren’t communists
But that the one percent persists.
Wanting the whole darn pie.

As long as money gets the nod.
And profit is the end-of-all God.
Then, we will occupy.

Refrain

And so inside if anger burns
Get out and vote and watch the returns.
And we will occupy.

Lyric © 2011, 2016 by Robert S. Steinberg, Esquire All rights reserved

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