For The “Occupy” Protesters.

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I don’t always agree with your methods; I don’t always agree with some of the more extreme views on display; and I can’t stand the whole bused-in and paid-for bodies that are there mixed in the crowd. But, that said, I absolutely understand why many of you truly feel betrayed by the system.

Here are lyrics I wrote last week for my duo project Taylor Martin. It’s not quite complete, there will be a few changes as we mate the words to the tune, as this is not quite a finished project.

Thanks For Nothing

♫ Been working this dead-end job, for too many a year
Got nothing but an empty wallet, and a fist full of tears
You think they’d be grateful for the hard work I’ve put in
Thought they were, now I’m out on my rear

I’ve slaved and I’ve cried
And I’ve bled for the firm
Instead of a gold watch
I got nothin’ in return

You play by the rules, like they taught you in school
Paid all my taxes, they collected my dues
Yet here I am in the unemployment line
Man, I’m the consummate fool

Come into work
But the factory’s closed down
Here I thought I was swimming
But it turns out I’m drowned

In an ocean of debt, not a lifeguard around
And the Riverboat Wall Street with my investments ran ground
My financial house was solid and sound
Till they foolishly broke it all down

Now my eyes are wide open, finally I see
It pays to be dishonest, to lie and deceive
Some thins in life, are just what they seem
So much for the American Dream
So much for the American Dream
Say goodbye to the American Dream
Say goodbye to the American Dream ♫

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