Sing a Song of Solidarity!

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vanzetti
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Sing a Song of Solidarity!

Postby vanzetti » Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:18 pm

Brothers and Sisters,

Several of my union brothers and I just returned from a trip to Madison (spending a night in the Capitol, of course) where we were inspired to write a song of thanks and solidarity to the workers and students of Wisconsin.

I'm sending this to you, hoping that you might disseminate the lyrics below to anybody you know who would enjoy adding another protest song to his/her repertoire.

All for one,
Corey Randone
Industrial Workers of the World
Nebraska General Membership Branch

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Stay Strong, Fellow Workers
(to the tune of "Hey There, Delilah" by the Plain White T's)
(new lyrics by Tyler Swain and Corey Randone, members of the Nebraska I.W.W.)

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VERSE 1

Hey there, fellow workers
Marching up in Madison
We're a thousand miles away from you
But we see where you've been
Don't give up the fight
Workers' rights are human rights
Our shining light

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VERSE 2

Stay strong, fellow workers
You know we've got to fix this system
And if you get downhearted
We'll be right there in an instant
Don't give up the fight
Yes, victory it is in sight
We're by your side

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CHORUS x 2

Oh, solidarity
Yeah, it's something we all need
Oh, solidarity
Yeah, it's something we all need

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BRIDGE

The battle seems so far from won
'Cause they got all the tanks and guns
And money that they stole along the way
But my friends, this world belongs to us
It's our brains and hands that built it up
And we'll make damned sure they regret this day
Fellow workers, I can promise you
That by the time we get through
The world will never ever be the same
We'll change this game

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VERSE 3

One last shout out to all workers
Struggling all across this country
We're a thousand miles away from you
But we still have your back
Oh yes, we do
And we all know Scott Walker is a fool
Just another fascist tool
So fellow workers, here's to you
And to epic truth

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CHORUS x 2

Oh, solidarity
Yeah, it's something we all need
Oh, solidarity
Yeah, it's something we all need

It's something we all need.

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