My People are Rising

 

You can't lock an innocent man away
Hide the evidence from light of day
While those responsible are free.

You can't pardon the rich, leave the poor to rot
Steal from the bottom to gild the top
And wonder at the swell of solidarity!

     My people are rising, my people are rising
     My people are rising up!
     My people are rising, my people are rising
     My people are rising up!

Can't beat 'em down, jail 'em, gas 'em
Without igniting the righteous passion
To turn the power around.

What the constitution guarantees
Freedom of assembly and the freedom of speech
We demand it on the streets!

     My people are rising, my people are rising
     My people are rising up! ...

Seattle, Davos, D.C., L.A.
Chiapas, Paris, Quebec City
My people are rising up!

From California to the New York Island
'Cross the mountains, seas and oceans
Cities, farms and factories!

     My people are rising, my people are rising
     My people are rising up! ...


mp3s:
   Band (produced by JP
Bowersock)

   Solo live (guitar)
   

Sheet Music

Flash slide show


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