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 Sing along for freedom! The words will be on screen!

 The 'War On Greed'

Eliminate greed - root cause of all other wars . . .

There is a somewhat fitting irony here in that this song is a re-scoring and rewrite of an American civil war tune. In addition, many of the images (with the exception of the war protest photos, see below), have been significantly modified to re-purpose them for the 'War On Greed'. They were originally created to aid America in other war efforts, WWI & WWII, both of which ended in victory.

I hope America is victorious as well in the 'War On Greed' - our freedom depends on it!

I hereby modify my copyright claims to allow free use of this work for any non commercial use, including any non commercial distribution. If you want a personal copy, or copy to put on your hard drive, or on your own local server (without any modification) for any non commercial distribution, in any media, just email me. Ask for the 'War On Greed' song. Let me know if you would like a higher resolution copy (3.4MB). Spread the word. You can make a CD, put it in your boom box, bring it to your next protest march and sing your brains out! The words of the song are available below. You can copy them for song sheets to pass out to your friends and neighbors. I initially did a version with a vocal track but opted for the voiceless version so that you could record your own voice over. The song is simple to learn, read the words below a few times then sing along with the words on screen.

Have a 'War on Greed' party and record a group sing over. When you are singing or recording, reflect on all of the really great things that America has done in the past, and that the vast majority of Americans are really kind, caring, and generous folks, that truly believe in equal rights, equal opportunity and equal justice for all. Let the good feelings permeate your voice(s). Shout out the chorus with vigor! This is at its essence a very positive and patriotic song. Let that come through.

Special thanks to Lisa Rein for the street protest march photos used in this production which she so graciously put in the public domain. Check out her web site, and especially her music. She is a real talent and a hard working, patriotic American!

'Stop The Greedy'

Stop the greedy. Help the needy.

Fight for freedom now!

Greedy people are the problem!

We can stop them now!

Join the masses. Kick their asses.

[For the record, this is a metaphorical kick here.]

Fight for freedom now!

Don't let greed destroy your future.

Make this battle vow . . .

 

CHORUS: Equal rights for all the people! Justice now for all!

Join together! We can do it! Answer freedom's call!

 

Join the forces. Freedom needs you.

Fight for freedom now!

Don't let greed destroy your future.

Stop the greedy now!

We the people must take action.

Join with us right now!

Purge the greedy! Help the needy!

Pledge this battle vow . . .

 

CHORUS: Equal rights for all the people! Justice now for all!

Join together! We can do it! Answer freedom's call!

 

Love and sharing. Peace and caring.

Are the greater goals!

Greed and guns and war and plunder,

Only stain our souls

Our choice is clear! Our cause is just!

Greed is not the way!

Let those who lie and cheat and steal,

Be now cast away!

 

CHORUS: Equal rights for all the people! Justice now for all!

Join together! We can do it! Answer freedom's call!

 

One party rules. Its business owned.

Stop corruption now.

Dump Dick Cheney! Donald Rumsfeld!

And George Bush right now!

They are the ones who sold your freedom,

For their private gain!

Retribution must not wait now,

Let them feel your pain!

CHORUS: Equal rights for all the people! Justice now for all!

Join together! We can do it! Answer freedom's call!

 

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