You Can’t Stomp on Me

Lyrics by: Vicki Ryder
Gaggle: RochesterSoFloNorth Carolina
Tune: Jingle Bells

I wrote this song after hearing about what happened to Lauren Valle, the young woman who had her head intentionally stomped on after being wrestled to the ground by a group of men for protesting against Rand Paul at a rally in Kentucky. To make matters even worse, the yahoo who stomped on her head now wants LAUREN to apologize, claiming that she provoked him. Where have we heard that before?  It’s getting REALLY ugly out there!!!

You can’t stomp on,  you can’t stomp on, you can’t stomp on me!
We still have rights and we will fight ’til everyone is free.
Oh, you can’t stomp on,  you can’t stomp on, you can’t stomp on me!
We still have rights and we will fight for human dignity.

We have the right to speak and demonstrate, it’s true.
And we will not be stopped by bully thugs like you!
We won’t apologize or take back what we say.
We’ll speak our minds but we’ll be kind… non-violence is the way.


In these United States, there’s room enough for all:
The young, the old, the straight and gay, and immigrants short and tall.
We’ll keep on speaking out for civil rights and peace,
But we will not be stomped upon! This violence must cease!