The Occubilly Brothers: Crashed It, Stashed It

"Well I opened up the mail, it was just the other day I received another statement from my 401(k) I looked at the number, I felt like a jerk If this is all I got, I don't know why I even work Wall Street has been screwing us, but we ain't been kissed Look...If it's too big to fail, then it is too big to exist!

"Crashed It, Stashed It "
Recorded and performed by The Occubilly Brothers
Words and music: Will Katz
Arrangement/Additional lyrics: Ray C. Mohamed

"Well I opened up the mail, it was just the other day
I received another statement from my 401(k)
I looked at the number, I felt like a jerk
If this is all I got, I don't know why I even work
Wall Street has been screwing us, but we ain't been kissed
Look...If it's too big to fail, then it is too big to exist!

They crashed it, stashed it and jerked us around
Suited up, screwed it up from town to town OUR town
Let's OCCUPY the Man who's been keeping us down!
They crashed it, stashed it and jerked us on high
Suited up, screwed it up the system is a lie
So let's take it back, get on track it's time to OCCUPY!

The criminals in congress might as well just pass a tax
That goes straight from my paycheck all the way to Goldman Sachs
The fats are getting rich, the rest of us are hurtin',
Hell our last vice president came straight from Halliburton
Cops can use their billy clubs, tear gas, or mace
But my ass was already kicked by JP Morgan Chase
It was homicide by Countrywide and Angelo Mozilo
Citigroup and Boeing made us all bite the pillow
Exxon Mobil Wells Fargo pay no income tax
But nobody goes to prison for the min much less the max
AIG and BofA they brought us to our knees
While General Electric shipped their jobs overseas.

They crashed it, stashed it...
So let's take it back, get on track it's time to OCCUPY!

If investment bankers even have a use at all
they exist just so that they can allocate Das Kapital
Wall street owns Main Street and the markets aren't free
Everybody's making money that they stole you and me
They get paid for performance, so I just wanna know
Why the market's so much lower that it was twelve years ago!
They stole a lot of money with that whole damn mortgage scheme
But what they took from all of us was the American Dream
Homes across the nation were illegally seized
It was criminal, unethical, and truly full of sleaze
When I talk about The Man, there is something else that you should know
Theres only 12 women who ARE fortune five hundred CEOs.

They crashed it, stashed it...
So let's take it back, get on track it's time to OCCUPY!

Albuquerque, San Francisco and Kalamazoo
Jacksonville, Atlanta, Detroit, Kansas City, too!
New York, Dallas, Oakland, Houston, Cleveland and LA
Chicago, Denver, Portland, Philadelphia
We're in almost every city and we're all across the land
Come on down and occupy--it's time to make a stand
I'm talkin Power to the people, but don't be so uptight
It's not criminal violence I'm trying to incite
But if you don't see a problem then you don't know where to look
check your federal reserve appointed-politician-crook
interest-free bailout loans but only wealthy need apply
So for the other 99% it's time to OCCUPY!

They crashed it, stashed it and jerked us around
Suited up, screwed it up from town to town OUR town
Let's OCCUPY the Man who's been keeping us down!
They crashed it, stashed it and jerked us on high
Suited up, screwed it up the system is a lie
So let's take it back, get on track it's time to OCCUPY!"

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