Third Eye Blind Releases Occupy Wall Street Anthem

Third Eye Blind's, Stephan Jenkins, took time out from writing his bands fifth album this week to pen a track in support of The Occupy Wall Street movement. Stephan, whose been active for years in progressive politics, sees this as a galvanizing moment.

From a press release for the group:

"Third Eye Blind's, Stephan Jenkins, took time out from writing his bands fifth album this week to pen a track in support of The Occupy Wall Street movement. Stephan, whose been active for years in progressive politics, sees this as a galvanizing moment. "I hope it achieves its goals of starting new politics that are counter to the trend towards oligarchy that's been increasingly foisted on us these last few years."

"If There Ever Was A Time" is, at it's heart, a simple invitation to join the movement. Particularly young people. "I think college students are going to come to terms with the unfairness of student loans, the hallowing out of jobs from finance based capitalism, and the depletion of public wealth. When you take money out of politics, which is what Occupy Wall Street is about for me, you reverse these trends. This song is meant to encourage their participation. I hope we flood this movement with music."

The song will be available as a free download on the bands Facebook and website, and Third Eye Blind asks that if you like the track then you donate to Occupy 99.

Lyrics

If there ever was a time, it would be now
is all i'm saying
if there ever was a time to get on your feet
and take it to the street
cause you're the one who's getting played right now
by the game they're playing
come on meet me down at Zuccotti park

chorus:
oh where are the youth, we need you now
come speak the truth, come break it down
where are the youth, we need you now

if there ever was a time , it would be now
to make the master's hear this
if there ever was a time to get downtown
and get non violent and fearless
things only get brighter when you light a spark
everywhere you go right now is Zuccotti park

and news corps says you don't have a plan
well sit down man, i'll tell you again
the plan's to stand together up to greed
and a tear gas can in a veteran's face
won't change the case

chorus

if there ever was a time, it would be now
for the rest of us
if there ever was a time it would be now
cause money and power are incestuous
a moment makes a movement
or it fades out in the dark
come on meet me down at Zuccotti park

and i saw a sign in the oakland spring
it said "occupy everything!"
or by and for and off won't mean a thing

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