The Towne Crier

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released January 2, 2012

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The Towne Crier was recorded live on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, 2011, on the Fort Lauderdale City Hall Plaza in front of the Fort Lauderdale City Hall (100 N. Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301).

This project and website were created by the concensus vote of the Occupy Fort Lauderdale General Assembly.

SPECIAL THANKS GO TO:

The Occupy Fort Lauderdale Chorale Ensamble (JC, Guy Camarda, Denis Moore and John Iacovelli) for backup vocals on VOTE NO.

Stage hands: Stephanie Lisa Auguiste and Anthony Naughton

Mobile power consultants: Jarek Loovali and Joseph Holland

Catering: Monique Everhart (great bruschetta!)

Fund raising administrator: Barry Sacharow

Website design consultant: Preble Law

Music consultant: Hunter Altschul

Website manager: Dr. Bob

Songs & lyrics: Dr. Bob

Main vocals: Dr. Bob

Guitar: Dr. Bob

Best boy: Dr. Bob

Worst boy: Dr. Bob

Butcher, baker, candle stick maker: Dr. Bob

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Track Name: Alexis' Farm
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ALEXIS' FARM

I ain’t gonna work on Alexis’ Farm no more
I ain’t gonna work on Alexis’ Farm no more
Alexis kicks my ass
She kicks it every nite and day
She kicks it every time I’m here
And she kicks it when I’m far away
But she does it in such a lovin way
No, I ain’t gonna work on Alexis’ Farm no more

I ain’t gonna work for the church no more
I ain’t gonna work for the church no more
I’m tired of them tellin me things
That I should and shouldn’t do
When you know they’re doin things
That are no good for me and you
Just ask the children if you need a clue
No I ain’t gonna work for the church no more

I ain’t gonna work for the republican’s no more
I ain’t gonna work for the republican’s no more
I’m tired of hatin people
Just because they ain’t like me
You know if guys could get pregnant
You get an abortion at Micky D’s
And if you’re gay well that’s okay by me
No I ain’t gonna work for the republican’s no more

I ain’t gonna work for the drug companies no more
I ain’t gonna work for the drug companies no more
I’m tired of all their drugs
All the drugs they’re sellin me
When all I really want to do
Is smoke some good old THC
And you know god gave us that for free
No I ain’t gonna work
For the drug companies no more

I ain’t gonna work for the war department no more
I ain’t gonna work for the war department no more
I’m tired of killin people
Killin everyone I see
Killin for a bunch of people
Who don’t give two shits about me
Like exxon-mobil, chevron and bp
No I ain’t gonna work
For the war department no more

I ain’t gonna work on Alexis’ Farm no more
I ain’t gonna work on Alexis’ Farm no more
Alexis kicks my ass
She kicks it every nite and day
She kicks it every time I’m here
And she kicks it when I’m far away
But she does it in such a lovin way
No I ain’t gonna work on Alexis’ Farm no more


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Track Name: Destination
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DESTINATION

I lost my job but found an occupation
I lost my home but found a nation
I lost my self but found salvation
I lost my way but found a destination

I lost all hope and found a prayer
I lost my hate and learned to care
I lost my greed and learned to share
I lost my fear and learned to dare

But if I ever lose you
God help me I don’t know what I’d do
Because your love it pulls me through
It’s you I hold on to

So I lost my job but found an occupation
I lost my home but found a nation
I lost my self but found salvation
I lost my way but found a destination
Found a destination
I found a destination
Found a destination
I found a destination
Found a destination


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Track Name: Farmer's Requiem
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FARMER'S REQUIEM

For 200 years or more
My family line has crossed this soil
And for every drop of rain
A drop of sweat did closely follow

But I don’t find
The better times of yesterday
Yet I would not dream
Of leaving here
Of leaving here
Unless they came
And took it all away

This land my mind
They seem to be one the same
This work my life
There is no difference I can see

But I don’t find
The better times of yesterday
Yet I would not dream
Of leaving here
Of leaving here
Unless they came
And took it all away

Time once was
My father’s work was my joy and pride
But now my ways
Hold little hope for my own child

And I don’t find
The better times of yesterday
Yet I would not dream
Of leaving here
Of leaving here
Unless they came
And took it all away

So drink to the mem
Who used to sweat in the sun of the day
And spit on the men
Who now refuse that we be paid

And I don’t find
The better times of yesterday
Yet I would not dream
Of leaving here
Of leaving here
Unless they came
And took it all away

And feed us not
Though we once fed them


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Track Name: Here Come The Palinese
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HERE COME THE PALINESE

Here come the Palinese
They’re worse than communists
They think that USA
Means U Stay Away

They don’t like anyone
Who is not just like them
So for identity
They’ll wanna see you stocks and bonds

Here come the Palinese
They’re brains are so diseased
They think that Moa Tse-tung
Is french kissing mice for fun

They think that Jesus Christ
Never ever took a dump
But then they dump oil on
All our beaches and pelicans

Here come the Palinese
They avoid reality
And they refuse to see
Life ain’t no tea party

And if you work to live
You must be middle class
Which means they have the right
To come and kick your ass

Here come the Palinese
They remind me of the Nazis
All they really struggle for
Is Mein Kampfort and profits galore

They’ll use the court system
To take your rights away
And spend money they don’t have
To make your children pay

Here come the Palinese
They’re worse than communists
They think that USA
Means U Stay Away

They think the USA
Is just for them


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Track Name: Hey Joe
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HEY JOE

Hey Joe, where you gonna go
I’m a gonna go away
Hey Joe, where you gonna go
I’m a gonna go away

Been down Louisian
The plantations of Alabam

Hey Joe, where you gonna go
I’m a gonna go away
Hey Joe, where you gonna go
I’m a gonna go away

Been down to Love Canal
Three Mile Island and Monongah-l

Hey Joe, where you gonna go
I’m a gonna go away
Hey Joe, where you gonna go
I’m a gonna go away

Been down Kent State too long
And protests at the conventions

Hey Joe, where you gonna go
I’m a gonna go away
Hey Joe, where you gonna go
I’m a gonna go away

Been down to Vietnam
And the killing fields of Cambodians

Hey Joe, where you gonna go
I’m a gonna go away
Hey Joe, where you gonna go
I’m a gonna go away

Been down to Wounded Knee
Walking with the Sioux of Lakota-ee

Hey Joe, where you gonna go
I’m a gonna go away
Hey Joe, where you gonna go
I’m a gonna go away

Been down to Oklahoma City
And New York oh oh what a pity

Hey Joe, where you gonna go
I’m a gonna go away
Hey Joe, where you gonna go
I’m a gonna go away

Been down to Gettysburg
The Titanic and the Hindenburg

Hey Joe, where you gonna go
I’m a gonna go away
Hey Joe, where you gonna go
I’m a gonna go away

Been down to Attica
Alcatraz and McAlester

Hey Joe, where you gonna go
I’m a gonna go away
Hey Joe, where you gonna go
I’m a gonna go away

Been down to Emmett Till
Matthew Shepard and old James Byrd

Hey Joe, where you gonna go
I’m a gonna go away
Hey Joe, where you gonna go
I’m a gonna go away
Hey Joe, where you gonna go
I’m a gonna go away
Hey Joe, oh where did you go
I went away


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Track Name: It's All Right
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IT'S ALL RIGHT

Looking for the answer
To a question we never heard
Oh baby ain’t it absurd
Trying to find something
That don’t exist
Don’t be surprised if we miss

But it’s all right
Yeah it’s okay
If we get lost
Along the way
Just hold on
To the night
Cause the morning’s
Round the corner
Shining bright - Shining bright
Shining bright

Who are you
Who am I
Try to find out
Before we die
Where you from
Oh where you going to
If I don’t give a damn
How the hell can you

But it’s all right
Yeah it’s okay
If we get lost
Along the way
Just hold on
To the night
Cause the morning’s
Round the corner
Shining bright - Shining bright
Shining bright

Run around
Waste some time
Try to be
What you’re not
When you can’t
No one cares
If you try
Be good
Oh be bad
Be happy
Laugh
Cry
Be sad
Get mad

But it’s all right
Yeah it’s okay
If we get lost
Along the way
Just hold on
To the night
Cause the morning’s
Round the corner
Shining bright - Shining bright
Shining bright


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Track Name: Mobile Alabama
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MOBILE ALABAMA

Goin down to Mobile Alabama
Gonna wind up on the wrong side of the law
Goin down to Mobile Alabama
Gonna beat me shoot me till I am no more

Goin down to Mobile Alabama
Gonna tear myself from limb to limb
Goin down to Mobile Alabama
Gonna try and find my original sin

Goin down to Mobile Alabama
Gonna find what makes a man a slave
Goin down to Mobile Alabama
Gonna put that devil in the grave

Goin down to Mobile Alabama
Gonna dress up in my finest robes
Goin down to Mobile Alabama
Gonna burn up a cross and burn down my soul

Goin down to Mobile Alabama
Gonna find out what it means to be free
Goin down to Mobile Alabama
Gonna hang me down on Government Street

Goin down to Mobile Alabama
Gonna see what Martin left behind
Goin down to Mobile Alabama
Now hush little puppy, mama’s doin fine

Goin down to Mobile Alabama
Gonna burn that cotton to the ground
Goin down to Mobile Alabama
Gonna sign my X and lay my babies down
Gonna take that whip and beat myself on down

Goin down to Mobile Alabama
Gonna hold that ku klux man up to the light
Goin down to Mobile Alabama
Gonna put Pandora’s lid back on real tight

Goin down to Mobile Alabama
Gonna listen to my long lost babies cry
Goin down to Mobile Alabama
Gonna lay me down on Davis Ave and die


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Track Name: Occupy
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OCCUPY


Occupy the left
And you’ll occupy the right
Occupy the day
And you’ll occupy the night

Occupy the young
And you’ll occupy the old
Occupy your heart
And you’ll occupy your soul

Occupy the near
And you’ll occupy the far
Occupy the moon
And you’ll occupy the stars

Occupy (3x)

Occupy the streets
And you’ll occupy the homes
Occupy together
Or you can occupy alone

Occupy the insies
And you’ll occupy the outs
Occupy quietly
Or you can occupy with shouts

Occupy the buddha
And you’ll occupy the zen
Occupy hell
And you’ll occupy heaven

Occupy (3x)

Occupy right side up
Occupy upside down
Occupy the cities
And you’ll occupy the towns

Occupy the governors
And you’ll occupy the mayors
Occupy the bureaucrats
Who occupy everywhere

Occupy the president
And you’ll occupy the land
Occupy each and every
Person that you can

Occupy (3x)

Occupy the now
And you’ll occupy the then
Occupy the who, the what
The where, the how, the when

Occupy the living
And you’ll occupy the dead
Occupy the unborn
And you’ll occupy again

Occupy with love
And you’ll occupy the truth
Occupy for me
And I’ll occupy for you

Occupy (3x)


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Track Name: Sail Away
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SAIL AWAY

In America we are raised on dreams
Work hard, play fair and you will see
Then why did all those companies
Do what they did to you and me

Sail away, sail away
We will cross the mighty ocean
To the Charleston Bay
Sail away, sail away
We will cross the mighty ocean
To the Charleston Bay

Go to school then university
Work 9 to 5, 5 days a week
Until one day you come to see
A pink slip change your reality

Sail away, sail away
We will cross the mighty ocean
To the Charleston Bay
Sail away, sail away
We will cross the mighty ocean
To the Charleston Bay

In America everyone is free
To fall down into poverty
You can work hard all day for a little pay
And never have any security

Sail away, sail away
We will cross the mighty ocean
To the Charleston Bay
Sail away, sail away
We will cross the mighty ocean
To the Charleston Bay

So, in America we still have a dream
That one day we’ll get back all the things
That matter the most of all to us
Like justice and equality

Sail away, sail away
We will cross the mighty ocean
To the Charleston Bay
Sail away, sail away
We will cross the mighty ocean
To the Charleston Bay


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Track Name: That You Dream
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THAT YOU DREAM

All of the lonely days
And the simple things
That you can not mistake

A coffee cup just for you
Bus fare for one
But not for two

And these things all along the way
That simply mark the time of day
Until you sleep again

Dreams carry all the weight
When they carry you
So far away

Where love is waiting just for you
Until you wake
With nothing to

Hold on
Daylight is just a fire
That burns you every time you try

To find your dreams again
You will never know
Just where or when
It seems
Nothing’s more alive than dreams

Your pillow case shouts at you
To tell you when
Your dream is through

So you mark your day with one more breath
As you mark your life
With each little death

And hold on to all that is left
And try to recall
Every face

That passes through your body and embrace
And remember them
The next time

That your dream
That you dream
That you dream
That you dream

That you dream
That you dream
That you dream
That you dream


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Track Name: Vote No
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VOTE NO

Now the freedom of speech
Is oh so paramount
To creating and keeping
The kind of country we all want

And freedom is spontaneous
But this proposal’s an impediment
So vote no, vote no, vote no
Here we go

Vote no... VOTE NO
Vote no... VOTE NO
This proposal
Its really got to go... GOT TO GO
Oh we like you
And we love you
And we wanted you to know
VOTE NO
VOTE NO
VOTE NO

Now if we gotta ask permission
Every time we wanna talk
Well that’s not what
The first amendment’s all about

So this ain’t the kinda thing
We think that you should do
The ACLU says so
And so do all of us too

Vote no... VOTE NO
Vote no... VOTE NO
This proposal
Its really got to go... GOT TO GO
Oh we like you
And we love you
And we wanted you to know
VOTE NO
VOTE NO
VOTE NO


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Track Name: We Are The 99
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WE ARE THE 99

If you wanna know the score
Well just you look around
See what we’ve become
And the devastation we have found

You know my babies they are crying
Cause my children are not fed
And my home it is a crumbling
Cause I cannot pay the rent

And who decided one is all that matters
And that nothing else counts anymore
But you can’t ever forget the 99
If you wanna make a world worth living for

Seems my job’s no longer working
Here in the USA
It’s gone overseas to someone else
Who has to work for far less pay

And my government is broken
Held hostage by the CEO’s
Who decided I was no longer
Worth paying anymore

But who said one is all that matters
And that nothing else counts anymore
But don’t you forget the 99
If you wanna make a world worth living for

So who’s to say what’s the answer
To all these problems that we face
With an economy in ruin
And an environment that we’ve laid to waste

Well it is you and me that matters
Cause we are the 99
So let’s stand up together
And together we will all find

That one is not all that matters
Cause you know we all still count for more
Yeah we are the 99
We’re the ones who will save this world
And make it worth living for


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