Shut Them Down (David Rovics)

“Shut Them Down” Sheet Music (pdf).
“Shut Them Down” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: David Rovics.
Tune: David Rovics.


We shall fight them on the beaches; we shall fight them on the shore.
They will bring us exploitation; we’ll bring them their class war.
And we’ll lock down to the gates, as they’re spreading vicious lies.
They want to dominate the world, and we see through their disguise.

If they’d have one big multinational, with their corp’rate flag unfurled,
Searching everywhere for the lowest wages in the world,
Then we’ll have one big union, from Melbourne to Prague
To Seattle town, wherever they are found.

We’ll shut them down!
We’ll shut them down!
We will shut them down!

And CNN will spread the lies: this is just how it’s got to be.
Well, they can have their CNN ’cause we’ve got our IMC.
And we’ll tell the truth quite clearly, though they don’t want to hear it.
And they’ll try to stop our broadcasts for the truth is that they fear it.

We’ll shut them down!
We’ll shut them down!
We will shut them down!

They’d have a world full of strip malls, plants grown by biotech.
As long as they get richer, they just don’t give a heck.
But we don’t want their ecocide. We want a world we can live in.
That’s why we’re here to stay. And we’re not goin’ to give in.

We’ll shut them down!
We’ll shut them down!
We will shut them down!

And they will infiltrate us, provocateurs within our ranks.
And if they can’t divide us, they’ll send the planes and tanks.
But we will stand together: pacifists and Zapatistas,
Workers, farmers, the indigenous, tree huggers, and baristas.

We’ll shut them down!
We’ll shut them down!
We will shut them down!

And we will build a new world without the corporate elite,
And we will see the day of their international defeat.
We’ll have self-determination and equality for all.
For what choice do we really have but to rise up and see them fall.

We’ll shut them down!
We’ll shut them down!
We will shut them down!

We’ll shut them down!
We’ll shut them down!
We will shut them down!


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