“Their Days are Numbered” live at Occupy Boston 11/25/11

and official video:

 

Lyrics:

the clock is ticking
the clock is ticking
the clock is ticking
the clock is ticking

the clock is ticking
the planet’s out of time
the climate’s changing
from some corporation’s crimes
THEIR DAYS ARE NUMBERED
there’s a movement on the rise
we’re not afraid now
and we’re finished holding signs

the clock is ticking
the clock is ticking

they say we’re all in this together
the 99 percent
but our histories erased
we can never forget
this land’s been occupied for quite some time
by those of European descent
the colonizer’s mind is colonized
with a genocidal bent
will we take the time to learn
from the movements of the past?
pacifism is a privilege
not everybody has
will we make the same mistakes
as those who came before?
do we understand the stakes?
are we ready for the war?

ohhhhh i want to believe
that this could be our chance to be free

the winter’s coming
and we’re a long way from the spring
we’ve learned from Cairo
that self-defense is everything
the rich have armies
but we far outnumber them
we’ll come back stronger
if rubber bullets turn to lead
you can’t evict an idea
you can’t assassinate a dream
you can’t co-opt a struggle
with no hierarchy
but racism, sexism, egos are toxic
they’ll tear apart your movement
faster than the cops could
and while we’re on the subject
let’s never pretend
they serve and protect anyone
the one percent oppress
we have less and less to lose
so hear the Autumn’s call
the people will rise
and wall street will fall

ohhh i want to believe
that this could be our chance

the clock is ticking
their days are numbered
the clock is ticking
their days are numbered
the clock is ticking
their days are numbered

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