October 2011

"Occupy the USA!" Download & WashPost Story

October 20, 2011 07:25.48 PM

We spent yesterday recording, mixing and mastering "Occupy the USA!" with Charlie Pilzer of Airshow Mastering and fab DC-area musicians Ken Quam (drums), Avril Smith (electric guitar) and Ira Gitlin (bass) . . . and here it is!

Click here for the free download of "Occupy the USA!"
DJs, click here for the broadcast quality aiff audio file of "Occupy the USA!"

Share the song and sing it at the Occupy nearest you! Lyrics and chords below.

And check out this week's Washington Post article, "Occupy Wall Street inspires a new generation of protest songs", about our song and songs by David Rovics and Rebel Diaz.


Occupy the USA
(c) 2011 Pat Humphries, Sandy O
Written Oct 6, 2011; Recorded Oct 20, 2011
Moving Forward Music, BMI
www.emmasrevolution.com
From the new cd, "Revolutions Per Minute" (Release 11/11/11)

(We sing this in Ab. Pat plays G shapes with a capo on the first fret)

C - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -G
Welcome to the US Occupation
- - D
To win the hearts and minds
- - G
Defend all humankind
- - - - - - C - - - - - - - - - - - - G
Tell the banks and the corporations
- - - - - - - - - D - - - - - - - - G
We're here to occupy the USA

G- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - D
Congress and the hedge funds stole our houses and our pensions
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - G
Conspired to steal our healthcare at Conservative conventions
- - - - C - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - G - - - - - - - - - - Em
We're here to stand our ground we demand our jobs with justice
- - - - A
We're 99% in charge
- - - D
Now you'll just have to trust us

Stop the XL pipeline in its tracks across the Heartland
Reject the filthy energy extracted from the tar sands
Clinton and TransCanada exposed before the nation
Corruption forces us to organize
A new invasion

chorus

This occupation won't be won with guns or ammunition
Armed with creativity and righteous indignation
We do all the work so we have the power to stop it
No workers, no work
Not until we share the profit

chorus

We support our unions and our right to organize
Students, homeless, immigrants are strengthening their ties
We have struggled far too long now let this be a sign
1% in power
Meet the other 99!

Welcome to the US occupation
To win the hearts and minds
Defend all humankind
Tell the banks and the corporations
We're here to occupy the USA
Democratize the USA
We're here to occupy the USA!



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"Occupy the USA"--New Song!

October 08, 2011 02:45.31 PM

Check out FightBack Radio to hear our new song and an interview on the Occupation 2011/Occupy DC and Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline demos that we sang at this week.

Video of us singing the song at the Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline demo.

Lyrics and chords to "Occupy the USA" are below. Sing it at your occupation!

And check out these sneak preview songs "Stand Together" and "Rise" from our upcoming release Revolutions Per Minute" (Nov. 2011)!

Occupy the USA
(c) 2011 Pat Humphries, Sandy O
Written Oct 6, 2011; Recorded Oct 20, 2011
Moving Forward Music, BMI
www.emmasrevolution.com
(We sing this in Ab. Pat plays G shapes with a capo on the first fret)

C - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -G
Welcome to the US Occupation
- - D
To win the hearts and minds
- - G
Defend all humankind
- - - - - - C - - - - - - - - - - - - G
Tell the banks and the corporations
- - - - - - - - - D - - - - - - - - G
We're here to occupy the USA

G- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - D
Congress and the hedge funds stole our houses and our pensions
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - G
Conspired to steal our healthcare at Conservative conventions
- - - - C - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - G - - - - - - - - - - Em
We're here to stand our ground we demand our jobs with justice
- - - - A
We're 99% in charge
- - - D
Now you'll just have to trust us

Stop the XL pipeline in its tracks across the Heartland
Reject the filthy energy extracted from the tar sands
Clinton and TransCanada exposed before the nation
Corruption forces us to organize
A new invasion

chorus

This occupation won't be won with guns or ammunition
Armed with creativity and righteous indignation
We do all the work so we have the power to stop it
No workers, no work
Not until we share the profit

chorus

We support our unions and our right to organize
Students, homeless, immigrants are strengthening their ties
We have struggled far too long now let this be a sign
1% in power
Meet the other 99!

Welcome to the US occupation
To win the hearts and minds
Defend all humankind
Tell the banks and the corporations
We're here to occupy the USA
Democratize the USA
We're here to occupy the USA!



Comments