27 October 2011

Occupy and Stay! -- "The Revolution Starts Now!"

This one goes out to my brothers and sisters on the front lines of the Occupy Movement.

The Revolution Starts Now! (2004) -- Steve Earle

Addendum: One reader reported having a problem with the track player above. You can find a lower fidelity but fine copy of Steve's protest anthem on YouTube at: Steve Earle, "The Revolution Starts Now!"


Anonymous said...

The song link doesn't seem to be working.

Paco Malo said...

Sorry you are having problems, Anonymous.

I checked the post on my machine and the song plays just fine. Not knowing your system, and being a bad techee, I'll do anything I can to help.

First off, I'm pretty sure the song is up at Youtube.

DRC said...

I think OWS is nothing the usual mixture of commies,
socialists, anarchists, nihilists, hired rabble, useful idiots, and
want-something-for-nothing types. I have close to zero sympathy.

I will confess that am amused by parts of the spectacle, say
anarchists seemingly demanding more government. Or the cute
anti-corportist stance while using the grown on (Apple) trees Macs,
iphones, and ipads, all powered by static electricity from the fur of
happy unicorns.

I think Zombie has it about right:

Paco Malo said...

Thanks for your input, DRC.
Obviously we are seeing this movement differently, but "different strokes for different folks," as Sly used to say. It's all good.

Anonymous said...

Revolutions are unfortunately often violent, but they don't have to be. (Talk about a revolutionary idea.) Peace begins at home. Here are some lyrics from the song:

The revolution starts now
When you rise above your fear
And tear the walls around you down
The revolution starts here
Where you work and where you play
Where you lay your money down
What you do and what you say
The revolution starts now
Yeah the revolution starts now

Yeah the revolution starts now
In your own backyard
In your own hometown
So what you doin’ standin’ around?
Just follow your heart
The revolution starts now.

Paco Malo said...

Absolutely right, Anonymous. Thanks for your comment, including those fine lyrics.