Lyrics “Action”

Action

Lyrics by Adam, music by The Radikal Revolution, inspired by Sherri

((SPEECH, OVER ABSTRACT MUSIC))

It’s a fact/ my people of the United States, we’re under a real estate attack/ all those boarded up houses y’all? we gotta fight back/ ((TRUMPET BLAST))

Yeah, they used to segregate us with the redline/ now they’re coming after people’s houses with the sub-prime/ and there’s an elected element of this nation/ legislating taxation without representation/ wasting our money in wars/ blowing up foreign people’s houses and stores/ so when you go into that mortgage banker’s office/ to sign away 20-30 years of your blood sweat and tears/ or when you’re behind that voting curtain, and you know the people are hurtin’…/ …remember… ((BEAT COMES UP))

What we need… ((VOCAL “ACTION”))

What we want… ((VOCAL “ACTION”))

What we gotta have now… ((VOCAL “ACTION”))

((VERSE 1, SING))

Shake hands with a shark, sign the dotted line/ real estate crime, big time, action/ we need some action/ shake hands with a shark, sign the dotted line/ ripping people’s houses off big time, action/ we need some action… y’all know that

((REFRAIN))

Action speaks louder than what/ words, motherlover, words/ yeah

Action speaks louder than what/ words motherbrother words/ wo-oh-ho-ho

Action speaks louder than what/ words mothersister words/ yeah

Action speaks louder than what

((VERSE 2, RAP))

Love your sister, love your brother/ or don’t, and say you do/ say one thing, do another/

Words without wisdom, harness the herds/ as evolutionary stages of ages, converge/ Goddess knows that/

((REFRAIN))

((VERSE 3, RAP))

Sabotage society, who’s to blame/ Bush gang, did the opposite of what they claim/

Support the troops, fight terrorism/ Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice, all need to be heading off to prison/ because you know that

((REFRAIN))

((VERSE 4, RAP))

There’s a lesson to be learned, taught and bought/ to implement solutions, the saviors sought/ so let’s learn the lesson, save the planet/ Brick Citizens woman and man it/ revolutionary style, like Thomas Paine/ pamphleteering & steering, streaming the main/ make your creed what the people need/ free housing, free food, air, water, and weed// We need more presidential representation/ more political demonstration/ more people participation// Ladies and gentlemen, we’re in a fight/ we have a beautiful future in sight/ ring the bell, shine the light/ positive people of the world, unite!

((VERSE 1, SING))

Shake hands with a shark, sign the dotted line/ real estate crime, big time, action/ action/ shake hands with a shark, sign the dotted line/ ripping people’s houses off big time, action/ we need some action… y’all know that

((REFRAIN))

Action speaks louder than what ((3X, END ON “WHAT”))

 

© 2011 A.D. Rosebush Production Company

Late 2007-12 to June 1, 2008-13

August 2011 A.D. December 22, 2015-21