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WE'll NEVER BACK DOWN

Copyright 2015 Robert E. Shandor

 

They call this thing we’re in

Some kind of big class war
Police no longer knock, they like to
Kick down your door
When you’re in the 99
You’re likely workin’ poor
But if you’re in the 1 you get
The break du jour

 

They bought some politicians
And policemen, too
They think they’ve got us cowed
But that’s so untrue
‘Cause we’ll keep getting’ stronger
No matter what they do
Take a look out in the streets
You’ll see it’s comin’ true

 

They use their bags of money
To get their way
Especially when it’s nearing
An election day
They never get dirty
Send minions to the fray
They covet free speech
When it’s what they say

 

They can trash our names all over
Their streets up-town
They can threaten us forever
But we won’t give ground              
They can make believe we’re losers
Or inconsequential clowns
But they’re gonna find out that we'll

Never back down

 

They can hose us down daily
But we’ll just get dry
They can mace us heavily
And we’ll only cry
They think we’ll lose resolve
Go away and die
But our rejoinder to that is --

In a pig's eye

 

They can make us protest from
Blocks away
And keep the media from covering
What we say
But it really doesn’t matter
What tricks they play
‘Cause the truth will out

Somewhere along the way

 

When your whole agenda is
Based on “more”
And you spend your life pursuin’
That next big score
Before you know what’s hit you
This’ll happen for sure
You’ll find a growing vacuum

There at your core

 

They can trash our names all over
Their streets up-town
They can threaten us forever
But we won’t give ground              
They can make believe we’re losers
Or inconsequential clowns
But they’re gonna find out that we'll

Never back down

 

They can trash our names all over
Their streets up-town
They can threaten us forever
But we won’t give ground              
They can make believe we’re losers
Or inconsequential clowns
But they’re gonna find out that we'll

Never back down

 

They won't win 'cause

We won't back down

They can't win 'cause

We'll never back down

 

They won't win 'cause

We won't back down

They can't win 'cause

We'll never back down

 

They won't win 'cause

We won't back down

They can't win 'cause

We'll never back down