Jamie Dimon, how ya doin

Here’s some news from those you’re screwin

20 million bucks a year

Your salary just isn’t groovy

ba da da da da da da, isn’t groovy

 

Chase Bank, a house of fraud

Violating lots of law-aws

Taking homes from families

Jamie Dimon, that aint groovy

ba da da da da da da, that ain’t groovy

 

Your derivatives

Crashed our economy

We’re angry and pissed off and oh so ready

To see you in prison for all your misdeeds

Jamie Dimon

You’re not groovy.

ba da da da da da da, you’re not groovy

Chalked the Sidewalk
(Tune: “Clementine”
Lyrics © by Vicki Ryder

Chalked the sidewalk (it was washable)
Chalked the sidewalk last night;
Wrote a message to the banksters,
That gauging poor folks isn’t right.

Got arrested, (Can you believe it?)
Got arrested last night.
The po-lice they came and got me,
Gave me quite an awful fright.

 What has happened to the freedoms
That they say they’re fighting for?
What’s so wrong with using chalk
To stop the banks from gauging more?

Sidewalk artists and little children
Chalk the sidewalks, that’s no crime.
But if you dare write against the banksters
Then you’ll end up doing time.

If you think (just as I once did)
Tha-at this can’t happen here,
Stick your head into the sand, and
Say good-bye to your derriere.

Our rights and freedoms are disappearing
Just like chalk on a rainy night,
So get out there and chalk the sidewalk
’Cause for our freedoms we must fight.

 

 

O Crucible of Specious Lies

Tune of America The Beautiful

O crucible of specious lies
And greedy raves of gain,
Where dollars vote, there freedom dies,
Washed down the swirling drain.
America! America!
They shed disgrace on thee,
And drown thy good in pools of blood
Across the shining sea.

Where dutiful in riot gear,
They wield their pepper spray,
Their stun grenades, as they draw near
Amid the asphalt fray.
America! America!
They shed disgrace on thee
Debase their soul in crowd-control,
Crush law and liberty.

O bounty for the financier,
The laws corruption bought!
For none but self, they gain each year,
A tempest they have wrought.
America! America!
They shed disgrace on thee,
While they their rancid oil refine,
Tar-crusted dies the sea.

Granny Paige and the Raging Grannies of Greater Westerly, Rhode Island

Getting to know them
Getting to know all about them
Getting to wish we’d never heard of their name
They say they’re a “party” but this party’s no fun
There are so many frightening things
That the Tea Party brings
To our world!

Denial of science,
Like legitimate rapists
Who can’t make a baby, if gals would only resist
And planetwide warming’s a fantasy of Al  Gore’s
And lots of others, too many to note
They keep trying to shove down our throats
There’s no way!

What can we do now
With our terrible knowledge
Stand up and protest, like never before
Like Occupy Wall Street, Arab Spring, and Wisconsin
Let’s use our First Amendment rights
Or else watch them vanish from sight
Now’s the time!

Clean air, clean water, a liveable planet
Healthcare for all and a lot of mass transit
Enough food for everyone, that’s what we sing
These are a few of our favorite things

Union protection for ev-e-ry worker
Born here or somewhere else, why should it matter
Funding for artists and scientists too
Of our fav’rite things, these are a few

But hatred of gays, blacks and women
Makes us feel so bad
And as we keep losing our favorite things
It all makes us really MAD!

Occupy Wall Street stood up to the banksters
Who are not as nice as a mouth full of cankers
Wisconsin workers, they thrilled us to bits
But most of the time we’re scared out of our wits!

There’s unemployment, a broiling planet
And Tea Party jerks
And as we all rocket back to the 10th century
We’re screaming this really HURTS!

We’re the 99%
We’re living in a tent
And what we really want to know
Is where our money went.

My uncle lost his store
Our jobs have gone offshore
There always seems to be enough
To finance one more war.

We worked for 30 years
Through hopes and dreams and fears
They siphoned off our pension funds
To bail out profiteers.

The media’s got it wrong
The people are too strong
It takes more than the filthy rich
To stop this little song.

They took our homes away
Because we couldn’t pay
But even if we paid on time
We can’t trust B of A.

If the system had a heart
If the wealthy paid their part
The schools could offer science and math
And still afford some art.

They can beat us and put us in jail
But they can’t get us off their tail
We are the 99%

AND WE’RE TOO BIG TO FAIL!

Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah, we're the 1%

What a shame if you can't pay your rent

You're on the street now, who the hell cares

It ain't no secret, we're not gonna share!

Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah, war is so great

We love living in a fascist state

Sign up now, before it's too late

We'll fill the world with violence and hate!

Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah, you ain't got no rights

We'll stop and frisk you, you better not fight

Empty your pockets, and show us the weed

Didn't you know, we've got prisons to feed!

Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah, yum yum pepper spray

It's just a condiment, as Fox would say

Better not protest, or you'll find out why

We love it so much when it's in your eyes!

Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah, greedy are we

Mean and small minded is how we want to be

Helping the needy is so yesterday

We don't give a crap so, just go away!

Deck the Capitol with cash,

Fa la la la la, la la la la.

We saved you from a Wall Street crash,

Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Rich folks don your best apparel,

Fa la la la la, la la la la.

If you’re poor come in a barrel,

Fa la la la la, la la la la.

 

All you rich get more before us,

Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Jobless go to soup line chorus,

Fa la la la la, la la la la.

We observe your merry pleasure,

Fa la la, la la la , la la la.

Celebrate your stolen treasure,

Fa la la la la, la la la la.

 

Deck our Liber-ty Park with cheer

Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Occupy Wall Street stays here!

Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Here’s where good ideas reside,

Fa la la, la la la, la la la.

Occupy Wall Street’s worldwide!

Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Good news! # # Occupy Wall Street’s a-coming!

Good news! # # Occupy Wall Street’s a-coming!

Good news! # # Occupy Wall Street’s a-coming!

And you don't want us to leave you behind!

 

     If you can't pay mortgage, student loan or rent

     Welcome to the ninety-nine percent!

Don't you want to know where all the money went?

     You don't want us to leave you behind!

 

Good news! # # Occupy Wall Street’s a-coming!

                  (sing  3 times)

And you don't want us to leave you behind!

 

     If you're a p’lice officer facing pension cuts

Are you sure we're the ones who you want to lock up?

Why not arrest corporate criminals stealin' our bucks?

     You don't want us to leave you behind!

 

Good news! # # Occupy Wall Street’s a-coming!

       (sing  3 times)

And you don't want us to leave you behind!

 

If you like to breathe the air and drink water too,

     Occupy Wall Street is the place for you!?

Stop the toxic corporate greed and let the earth renew!

     You don't want us to leave you behind!

 

Good news! # # Occupy Everywhere’s  a-coming!

        (sing  3 times)

And you don't want us to leave you behind!

Is there aught we hold in common

with the greedy parasite,

Who would lash us into serfdom

and would crush us with his might?

Is there anything left to us

but to organize and fight?

Occupy Wall Street makes us strong!

 

Solidarity forever, Solidarity forever,

Solidarity forever,

Occupy Wall Street makes us strong!

 

They have taken untold millions

that they never toiled to earn,

But without our brain and muscle

not a single wheel can turn.

We can break their haughty power,

gain our freedom when we learn

Occupy Wall Street makes us strong!

 

Solidarity forever, Solidarity forever,

Solidarity forever,

Occupy Wall Street makes us strong!

 

In our hands is placed a power

greater than their hoarded gold,

Greater than the might of armies,

magnified a thousand-fold.

We can bring to birth a new world

from the ashes of the old

Occupy Wall Street makes us strong!

 

Solidarity forever, Solidarity forever,

Solidarity forever,

Occupy Wall Street makes us strong!

Occupy Everywhere  makes  us strong!

Occupy Wall Street, Is what our country needs

To feed the poor and end the wars,

With the most urgent speed.

Bloomberg threw us out,

But let there be no doubt

Zuccotti Park was just the jolt,

To start this world revolt!

(chorus)

College costs, student loans, no jobs anywhere.

People’s Mike to one percent:

“You know it isn’t fair!”

Twinkle fingers say it's time,

all our wealth to share

Let's spend it on

education, housing, and healthcare.

Ninety-nine percent,

It's almost everyone.

Let's work together and we'll see

How much we can get done

Fair economy,

Peace upon the earth

Clean up our environment,

Cause we know what it's worth!

(chorus)

Occupy, occupy, occupy your mind.

We need everyone's ideas,

so see what you can find.

Occupy, occupy, occupy the world,

To make a better future, for every boy and girl!

City Sidewalks, Busy Sidewalks
Been replaced by the mall
Where the parking’s just awful and ba-ad
Fights will break out
Cops are called out
O the mall is the place
Where corporations all strut their stuff!
O their malls
They appall
Nothing about them says Christmas
Only ding-a-lings bring
Themselves to shop there today

2) If you must shop
Then you should shop
Craft shows, church bazares
Where the sellers made all of the presents
Or some online third world giftings
Like a goat or a well
That’s the sprit of giving – that’s SWELL!
But the mall
It appalls
Do not take part in its furor
Ding-a-lings buy their things
But Christmas day doesn’t mean THAT!

What Shall We Do With Corp'rat Fat Cats?

Tune of What Shall We Do With a Drunken Sailor? (A minor; start on E)

What shall we do with corp'rat fat cats? (× 3)
Rise up and declaw them!

Way-hay, rise up neighbors! (× 3)
Rise up, seize the morning!

Make them pay their share of taxes! (× 3)
Make haste to expose them!

What shall we do with robber banksters? (× 3)
Rise up and depose them!

Way-hay, rise up neighbors! (× 3)
Rise up, seize the morning!

Strip them of their year-end bonus! (× 3)
Pay those who are working!

What shall we do with Wall Street gamblers? (× 3)
Say: "Your gig is up now!"

Way-hay, rise up neighbors! (× 3)
Riseup, seize the morning!

Toss'm in a cell in fed'ral prison (× 3)
Early in the morning!

Way-hay, rise up neighbors! (× 3)
Rise up, seize the morning!

Granny Paige and the Raging Grannies of Greater Westerly, Rhode Island

Occupy Wall Street

Our budget's in the ditch,
Our budget's in the ditch,
Hi-ho, we're broke, you know,
'Cuz we don't tax the rich.

Survival hit a hitch,
Survival hit a hitch,
Boo hoo, what shall we do?
We need to tax the rich!

We've occupied their lair,
We've occupied their lair,
Hi ho, we wel'l never go,
Until they've paid their share!

Wall street bankers are they
With all of the clout and say
They tell us what to do and everything simply goes their way
They’re Congress’s favorite lads
That connection is ironclad
Their governmental grafting is absurd and it makes us mad.
The Vanderbilt’s don’t ask US up for tea
Why they’re ignoring us we just can’t see – no siree

We would drive up and ask them but we haven’t got the gas
We would sail but we’re boatless so we guess we’ll have to pass
We would ride on a bicycle but we haven’t got a bike
So we’ll keep occupying
O we’ll keep occupying
Till the whole one percent knows what we like!

Refrain:
We don’t think occupying is so swell
But these old financial handshakes really smell – what a SMELL!
We’ll go home when we see the bankers spread around their dough
We’ll go home when the taxman calls them up to say, ‘hello.’
We’ll go home when we’ve made things clear, the people finally know
Till then, keep occupying
O we’ll keep occupying
Yes, we’ll keep occupying till they know!

I want to be a corporation,
Then how those profit bells will chime!
I’ll be a person
Who makes our country worsen,
And for taxes I won’t pay a single dime.

When I’m a full-fledged corporation,
I’ll break the law and not get fined.
I’ll buy the Supreme Court,
They’re my best cohorts,
My pals and my partners in crime.

 If I really were a corporation
I’d buy all the candidates, you bet,
I’d fix all the voting
Oh, how I’d be gloating
While pulling strings on my elected marionettes.

 If I were a giant corporation,
I’d send all our jobs right overseas.
I’d lead the cheering
For war profiteering,
And sell bombs to any country that I please.

 Hey, out there, people are you listenin’?
They say that business is too big to fail.
But we’re the 99%
We’ll get together and dissent,
And put those greedy bastards all in jail.

NOTE: Search also for "Move your Money: DAPL" posted 12/2/16

Move all your money
Out of the big banks today!
Vote with your money
’Cause that’s the American way.
We’ll show the bankers
That we don’t need them anymore.
We’re goin’ to our local credit union
Where our money will earn more!

Bank
of America,
Chase Bank and CitiGroup, too,
Take millions in profits
And don’t give a fig about you.
They don’t pay taxes,
Not even one single red cent,
But they have no problem takin’ bailouts
From the ninety-nine percent!

Say “no” to the bankers
Who suffer from terminal greed.
Move all your money
And let’s help the poor folks in need.
The big banks have failed us
Though they say they’re too big to fail.
It’s time now to move all our money
And put the bankers all in jail.

CHORUS
Oh dear, what can the matter be?
Big money is killing democracy;
We’re fed up with the Fat Cat’s hypocrisy...
We need to Move to Amend.

The Supreme Court’s decided that big corporations
Can donate to candidates all through our nation.
Elections now are an abomination!
So we need to Move to Amend.

CHORUS

The candidates have to take money that’s dirty,
Or they can’t buy ads on the news at six-thirty,
And folks don’t have access to news that is worthy.
So we need to Move to Amend.

CHORUS

Corporations back candidates who help the wealthy,
While poor people cannot afford to stay healthy!
Our tax money’s wasted on bombs that are stealthy.
So we need to Move to Amend.

CHORUS

They can beat us black and blue,
Throw our books in a dumpster, too.
They can jail the people but not the truth!
Today we say no more!

CHORUS

This is the day we say “no more,”
No more bailouts and no more war,
No more killin’ on foreign shores,
Today we say no more!

We’ve been workin’ for the day
When workin’ folk rise up and say:
Tax the rich and make them pay!
Today we say no more!

You bankers and you CEOs,
You used us all to make your dough.
Your time is up, you’ve got to go!
Today we say no more!

With our sweat and with our toil,
You’ve raped the earth, the sea and soil,
So you could sell your bloody spoils.
Today we say no more!

Today we pledge to occupy
This land you think that you can buy.
You’ve robbed us blind, you’ve bled us dry.
Today we say no more!

This is the day we all decide
Who is on the people’s side.
Today’s the day we turn the tide.
Today we say no more!

We’ve been cheated, we’ve been booed,
By the cops we’ve been abused.
Now we’re tired of bein’ screwed!
Today we say no more!

This is the day we take a stand,
In Washington and all the land,
And stand together hand in hand,
Today we say no more!

O where, O where has my equity gone?
O where, O where can it be?
Though the Stimulus Bill
Offered nearly a trill,
The government wouldn’t help me.

O where, O where has my home mortgage gone?
O where, O where can it be?
Payments soared and they soared
And I couldn’t afford.
Now I’m in a Central Park tree.

O where, O where has all my money gone?
O where, O where can it be?
I bought into blue chips
Lost my shirt on bad tips,
Now my debts won’t let me be free.

O where, O where has the Stimulus gone?
O where, O where can it be?
We found Bankers outrank us,
They don’t even thank us,
They force on us austerity.

Wall Street games spell insanity.

How much money are we really spending
On our endless war in Iraq?
Let's cut off the funds and save that money
For injured troops when they come back.

How much money does it truly cost us
To occupy Afghanistan?
A better use for all of that money:
Create jobs throughout the land.

How much are those tax breaks that we handed
To mega-multi-billionaires?
Financial deregulation,
Caused foreclosures everywhere.

How much will it take until we realize
That bloodlust and greed aren't nice.
Send those C-E-Os to kindergarten,
To repeat it at least once or twice!

Corporate persons have the right to vote.
Campaign contributions make them gloat.
Thanks to the Supreme Court,
Elections can be bought.
That's the cost
Of what we lost.

CHORUS:

Living breathing human persons
Are the ones who ought to vote.
Votes are now commodities
On the free market.

Corporate persons claim rights to free speech.
Their free speech takes ours out of reach,
And freedom of the press
Is for those who own the press.
Folks like us
Ain't got the bucks.

CHORUS:

Living breathing human persons
Are the ones who need to speak.
Speech is a commodity
On the free market.

Corporations never need to eat.
Not vegetables or fruit or snacks or meat.
Clean water makes them think
Of money in the bank.
I don't think
They need a drink.

CHORUS:

Food and water, education
Healthcare, and a place to live
Should not be commodities
On the free market.

Capital goes all around the world
Seeking sweatshops filled with boys and girls.
No healthcare it provides,
Living wages it derides,
And union-bust-
ing is a must.

CHORUS:

Food and water, education,
Healthcare, and a place to live
Should not be commodities on the free market.
Don't let them be commodities on the free market!

1

Corporations here they come, causing pandemonium.
Supreme Court, rewards them, and lets them expand.
And now that, they’re unleashed, our elections they’ll command.
They can make us cower more. They can buy their power more.
All their greed can flower more. Corporations run the world.

Great big banks are here to stay, Wall Street firms won’t go away.
They’re better, than human; can’t go to jail.
And Congress, preserves them, saying they’re too big to fail.
Elections should not be bankrolled By companies with lots of gold.
Votes should not be bought and sold. Corporations run the world.

Haliburton, here it comes, causing pandemonium.
TransOcean, and BP, drilled for more oil:
They flooded, the whole Gulf, and now all life there is despoiled so
We must stop their power now, Stop their oily shower now,
Make this their last hour now. Let the people run the world!

Jobs are going up in smoke.
States and towns are going broke,
Our highways, and bridges, need major repairs,
But Congress, insists that, they haven’t got a buck to spare.
Make corporations pay their share, And tax every billionaire;
Our deficit will disappear, Let the people run the world!

They tell us there’s no money for jobs or health care plans,
But there’s always lots of money to make war in far off lands.
We spend it all for war and not for schools or homes, that’s true.
So how’s this war economy workin’ out for you?

We spent three trillion dollars to send our kids to war.
Not all our kids, it’s true, but just the brown, the black, the poor.
They had no hope of finding jobs in the good ol’ USA...
So how’s this war economy workin’ for them today?

It always seems to be the rich who profit from our wars,
They don’t care if we live or die as long as they make more.
They keep our wages low but watch their own climb through the roof,
So how’s this war economy workin’ out for you?

We think that corporations must truly love the poor
In fact, they love poor folks so much they keep creatin’ more.
They slash our pay and benefits and send our jobs off shore
It’s clear this war economy ain’t workin’ anymore.

We stand here in DC today and sing our simple song,
A song for jobs and justice, one nation proud and strong
It’s time to tell Obama we won’t take it anymore!
We demand a peace economy.... No more money for the wars!!!

We need a new way forward
Big banks just get in the way!
Wells Fargo get a clu-ue
Citibank you've had your day
JP Mor-GAN's a goner
We weary of their evil ways
We're gonna move our money
Credit unions are one way!

Refrain:
Local banks can be so nice
They don't just want to screw you
Tell B of A to go to hell
We'll get by without them swell.

We need a new way forward
Big banks just get in the way!
Don’t let big banks abuse you
Move your money out today!

We’ve always paid our taxes,
We’ve paid them right on time.
We never, ever cheated;
We coughed up every dime.

But seven years of paying for
These endless, bloody wars
Has brought us to our knees
And we don’t wanna anymore.

We don’t mind paying taxes
When they pay for things we need
Like schools and jobs and health care
And other worthy deeds.

But when we know our dollars go
To bailouts, bombs and guns
We’ll tell you true, it makes us blue
To see what they have done.

Those greedy corporations
Find loopholes by the score;
They hardly pay a single dime,
While we pay more and more.

Republicans say, “That’s okay,
‘Cause biz’ness needs a break,
So let them be, they ride for free.”
Now don’t that take the cake?

When Uncle Sam gets our tax dollars
We hope that he will heed
These Grannies when we say that
They should pay for things we need.

We don’t need war and killing,
Or drilling off our shores.
Oh, my! Good grief! We’d get relief
If we stopped these God-damned wars!

Bribery, bribery now is the law of the land.
Cor-por-a-tions can do what once was banned.
The Supremes have set a precedent,
Now Wal-Mart can be president,
’Cause business has rights
And to their delight
Cor-por-a-tions are persons now!

Fair campaigning now is a thing of the past.
Those with money own the elections at last!
They’ll buy all the TV ad time,
And run their swiftboat ad slime.
They’ll offer no proof;
To hell with the truth!
Cor-por-a-tions are persons now!

When will the Democrats do what they said they’d do?
Say NO to health insurers and rich folks’ tax breaks, too?
Say NO to more war spending
And troop deployment unending.
It’s change they swore
They voted for,
Not cor-por-ate personhood.
(So let’s) get out and fight
With all of our might,
And do what we know we should.

(1st & 5th verses are the same tune
verses 3, 4 and 6 are the same tune as verse 2)

Roll Out the Money
We've got elections to buy
It's the best investment
No other returns are so high.
We'll get our paybacks
about a million to one.
Yes we need to pay for the campaigns
So the world is ours to run.

We can scare the folks to fund our wars.
Pollute the air and water as we please.
We get tax breaks for promised jobs
Just don't say that they're overseas.

We lure votes with ads so full of lies
Thinking's hard and folks just love their ease
They buy half truths - that's no surprise
Then watch shows called "reality".

We own the media and dumb them down,
Fill their brains with sports and crimes & clowns.
They'll watch the "news" and think they know
What's going on; but its just a show.

Roll the pork barrel
Cut schools and health care, let's do.
Cut Social Security
Folks can work all their lives through.
We'll get more tax breaks
Put all the burden on them
They won't need retirement income
Cause they'll drop dead before then.

Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha
Ho Ho Ho Ho Ho Ho Ho Ho Ho
Hee Haw Hee Haw Hee Haw Hee Haw
Ha Ha Ha Ha Ho Ho Ho Ho

Did you ever wonder why our health care is in doubt,
Why rich folks have the Cadillac plans and poor folks go without,
Why all the news that’s fit to print is nothing but corporate lies?
(It’s ‘cause) we’ve got the best democracy that ever money can buy.

Did you ever wonder why we keep on startin’ wars,
Why poor folks’ kids are sent to die while CEOs make more,
Why votes are counted up by those who sell the voting machines?
(It’s ‘cause) we’ve got a corporatocracy – thanks to the Supremes.

Did you ever wonder who will run for office since
The Supreme Court lifted limits – it really makes us wince.
The rich will buy the candidates and run the whole damn show,
And if you dare to disagree they’ll tell you where to go.

’Cause money buys the White House – and that you can’t deny,
We’ve got the best democracy that ever money can buy!