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JIM'S BIG EGO: unpop for the unpopulous!

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D | A | Em (add F# to low E)| G |
D
rise up you lonely wanderers
A
rise up you hungry people
Em (add F#)
the hurricane is coming
G
the land will soon be flooded
D
the past is dead and over
A
rise up now and claim your freedom
Em (add F#)
you are the sleeping giant
G A
arise arise arise

do not beg for your salvation
from god or king or master
the people hold the power
arise and claim your freedom
the wealthy enjoy service
only at your acquiescence
only while you stay in darkness
arise arise arise

Bm A
'cause in the end
G A
freedom will be
D
international

while politicos divide us
they demand their compensation
they should pray we don't refuse them
arise and claim your freedom
the powerful, the wealthy
they are only human beings
on earth we all are equal
arise arise arise

while all of us were sleeping
the stockholders got richer
at the expense of all our children
arise and claim your freedom
they are frightened of our numbers
and of our inter-dependance
and rightfully they should be
arise arise arise

because in the end
freedom will be
international
do not numb yourself with purchases
or vain over-consumption
do not isolate your spirit
arise and claim your freedom
your tv and your radio
seek to keep you in your slumbers
step out into the sunlight
arise arise arise

rise up you lonely wanderers
rise up you hungry people
the hurricane is coming
the land will soon be flooded
the past is dead and over
rise up now and claim your freedom
you are the sleeping giant
arise arise arise

'cause in the end
freedom will be
'cause in the end
freedom will be
international

Credits:

Jim Infantino: guitar, vocals and harmonica
Jesse Flack: upright bass and vocals
Dan Cantor: drums and vocals
Catie Curtis: harmony vocals
Josh Kantor: piano and organ
Ducky Carlisle: tambourine

recorded at Notable Productions (Watertown, MA)
additional recording at Ice Station Zebra (Medford, MA)
mixed by Ducky Carlisle

updated 2 years ago