Chalked the Sidewalk

Lyrics by: Vicki Ryder
Gaggle: Rochester/SoFlo/North Carolina
Tune: Oh My Darling Clementine

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.