Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Original Song #13

We Have Our Voices

You own the presses
You own the airwaves
You own the publishing rights
We have our voices

You own the lawyers
You own the pollsters
You own their questions
We have our voices

You have opinions
And you can share them
But it’s not convincing
When you enforce them

You have the unions
Right where you want them
Just lay them off now
And then contract them

Ideas may get bought and sold
You can try to suppress them
But they still take hold

You own our pensions
Dictate our choices
Of politicians
We have our voices

You’ve got the airlines
You’ve got the phone lines
You’ve got the pipelines
We have our voices

You own the mountains
You own the oceans
You own the buildings
We have our voices

You can have the earth
You can take the sun
You can claim the stars
But you won’t have won

We have our voices
We have our voices
We have our voices
We have our voices
We have our voices
We have our voices
We have our voices
We have our voices
We have our voices
We have our voices
We...

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1 comment:

Ivan Prokopchuk said...

Scott,
I am intrigued by the Bob Dylan turn you have taken.
And why not?
Come You Masters of War?
Ivan