A calling ...

"We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims."

"Make the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time through spontaneous cooperation without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone."

- Buckminster Fuller

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Big Sister's New Protest Anthem

“16 Bills” (sung to the tune of “16 Tons”)



Some people say a bank is made outta blood,
Sucked from a worker sinking deep in the mud.
Deep in the mud, in a mountain of debt,
With wealth concentratin’ in the top One Percent.


You owe 16 bills and what do you get?
Another day poorer and deeper in debt.
The Fed bailed out Wall Street, I can't get a loan.
The simple truth is, it's "Own or be Owned."


Went to work on Monday, and what did I see?
A big pink slip a-waitin’ for me.
My boss got a bonus, and I’m gettin' boned.
There’s one thing I know, it’s “Own or be Owned.”


You owe 16 bills and what do you get?
Another day poorer and deeper in debt.
The Fed bailed out Wall Street, I can't get a loan.
The Ninety-Nine Percent know, it’s “Own or be Owned.”


Wealth gap’s gettin' wider, and I’m gettin' lean.
My job’s gone to China, or to a machine.
My kids got no health care. We’re losin’ our home.
Say it out loud, it’s "Own or be Owned."


You owe 16 bills and what do you get?
Another day poorer and deeper in debt.
The Fed bailed out Wall Street, I can't get a loan.
If you’re madder than hell, shout "Own or be Owned."


The tax man keeps comin’, I can’t pay the rent
Uncle Sam is no smarter, we both overspent.
My cash flow is shrinkin’, and I’m not alone.
With the wrong kind of credit, we all will be owned.


You owe 16 bills and what do you get?
Another day poorer and deeper in debt.
Demand interest-free credit and a capital loan.
Tell the politicians, it's time that WE own!
© 2012 Dawn Brohawn