We’re Gonna Rise!

[This is another one of our older songs that’s been re-worked for Labor Day in the U.S. 2017.]

 

CHORUS:
          We’re gonna rise, we’re gonna rise,
For Fifteen and a Union now!
We’re gonna rise, we’re gonna rise,
For Fifteen and a Union now!

Oh, we’re striking for Fifteen because that is the only way
For the working folks to have a chance to earn a living wage.
And we’ll unionize and win the right to fair and decent pay…
We’re gonna rise together now!

Oh, the “Right to Work” is bogus and it’s got us in a snit,
‘Cause it means the right to work for less without those benefits.
So we’ve come to [Durham] now to raise our voices loud and strong,
We’re gonna rise together now!
REPEAT CHORUS

They want tax cuts for the rich and say it’s good for you and me,
But our wages keep declining like the whole economy.
And our jobs fly overseas and it’s as plain as it can be,
We’ve gotta rise together now!

Oh, we don’t get paid for overtime and health care is in doubt,
But the rich keep getting richer and that’s what it’s all about.
So we’ve got to stick together and we’ve got to rage and shout!
We’ve gotta rise together now!
REPEAT CHORUS

 

 

 

 

[Have you forgotten the melody?
See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCarOFcUayg]

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