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New song: "Join the Mob"

This is a zipper song. If you're organizing an eviction defense squad somewhere other than Portland, a slight modification to one line is all you need to use it as a jingle yourself.

 
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David Rovics
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Join the Mob

If you're wondering how you'll manage to survive
If the rent keeps going up til the eviction note arrives
AI took your work away, and you don't know what to do
Well my friend, I've got some advice for you

(Chorus)
Join the mob, join the mob
If you're tired of having everything get robbed
By the corporations coming for your home and for your job
Join the mob, join the mob


If you're worried that they'll find out what you think about their system
Of landlord-driven super-profit uber-capitalism
Let me tell you, buddy, they already have your name
If they have it and we don't, that would be an awful shame

If we can organize ourselves and show up when it's time
To tell the cops to go home and not commit the crime
Of putting people on the street because they can't afford
The constant rising of the rents for the profits of the board

You won't hear it on the radio, when it's time to come defend
Some poor tenant who doesn't want their tenancy to end
At abolishevictions.org, bottom of the page
Sign up so you know when it's time to come engage

We can change the world, though they'll say it isn't so
They'll pretend this cutthroat method is the only way to go
In so many other countries it's not like this at all
But we have got to rise if Blackrock's gonna fall