Revolutions Per Minute

An electrifying soundscape of emma's revolution's characteristically "rousing and soulful" songs of social conscience, in settings from intimate acoustic to full-on funk. Featured contributors include Grammy-winning recording engineer, Charlie Pilzer, Raining Jane percussionist, Mona Tavakoli, and Doane Perry, drummer of the legendary rock band, Jethro Tull. "Y'all put the 'move' in movement" -- Joetta, GA. You can hear full tracks from RPM on our Reverbnation page @ http://www.reverbnation.com/emmasrevolution.

9 - T.E.A. (Taxed Enough Already?!)

© 2010 Sandy O & Pat Humphries, Moving Forward Music, BMI

"Sandy wrote this after a conversation poking holes in the anti-tax, anti-big government position of people who unapologetically depend on publicly funded resources. Especially, those Congressmembers who draw their own salaries, healthcare and pensions at taxpayer expense."

Are you feeling taxed enough already?
So am I and here's what I propose
Make 'em private schools and private libraries
Private firemen, each with a private hose
Call a private cop when you're in danger
Drive on private roads, if they exist
Let's make it one for one and none for many
You're taxed enough already, I insist.

This sidewalk where I stand was built by Socialists
Communists installed each traffic light
That street sign near your house, evil unions
I tell you, friends, it really isn't right
A man has got to be an individual
That's why you should follow every word I say
Let's make it one for one and none for many
Let's take “united” out of USA

Look what they're trying to do to healthcare!
The government is selling us a lie
We'll get rid of handouts and welfare
And support insurance companies 'til we die

And, while we're at it, what about your water?
Wouldn't you prefer to dig a well?
Do it on your own, as God intended
Those public pipes'll drain ya' straight to hell
Who needs all these lights and all those wires?
Power lines, I say, “Don't tread on me!”
Let's make it one for one and none for many
You build the fire, I'll bring the bags of tea
Let's make it one for one and none for many
You're taxed enough already, just like me
Let's make it one for one and none for many
In the land where only markets should be free!

Schools and roads and healthcare?!
No, thanks!