New Song: The 99 Percent (Occupy America)

by Ben Hoffman


Everybody sing along!

The 99 Percent - by Ben Hoffman

Em

Em .................. Am ... Em
Deregulation was the going trend
Em ............................ Bm .... Em
Bankers thought that it was a heaven's send
Em .......................... Am ...... Em
They inflated bubbles, had a good ol' time
Em ........................ Bm ........... Em
And granted mortgages to anyone who would sign

Chorus (call and response):

Em ................... D Em
We want jobs for (the 99%)
Em ..................... D Em
We want college for (the 99%)
Em ......................... D Em
We want health care for (the 99%)
Em .................... D Em
And an economy for (the 99%)
Em ...... G ............... C ..... D Em
We want a system that works for the 99%

The bubble burst our government got scared
Said "Here's a check for $700 billion dollars.
No strings attached, don't let it cramp your style,
Give yourself a raise if that will make you smile"

(chorus)

A little regulation to reign in the abuse
Boehner and McConnell said all hell will break loose
Said "if we do that businesses won't hire,"
And big money donors held their feet to the fire

(chorus)

Higher education has become out of reach
For many in America of modest means
You can't make a living now without a degree
'Cause all the manufacturing has gone overseas.

(chorus)

The bankers got richer thanks to Uncle Sam
And money for campaigns went to politicians
Who promised no new taxes for the opulent ranks
And no new regulations for the gambling banks.

Last chorus:

We want policies for (the 99%)
Infrastructure for (the 99%)
We want a government for (the 99%)
And news reporting for (the 99%)
We want a system that works for the 99%
We want a system that works for the 99%

Em Bm Em

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