Third Eye Blind Show Support for Occupy Wall Street with New Song “If There Ever Was A Time” | The Audio Perv
17 Nov
2011

(via press release)

Third Eye Blind’s Stephan Jenkins took time out from writing his bands fifth album this week to pen a track in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Stephan, who has been active for years in progressive politics, sees this as a galvanizing moment. “I hope it achieves its goals of starting new politics that are counter to the trend towards oligarchy that’s been increasingly foisted on us these last few years.”

“If There Ever Was A Time” is, at its heart, a simple invitation to join the movement. Particularly young people. “I think college students are going to come to terms with the unfairness of student loans, the hallowing out of jobs from finance based capitalism, and the depletion of public wealth. When you take money out of politics, which is what Occupy Wall Street is about for me, you reverse these trends. This song is meant to encourage their participation. I hope we flood this movement with music.”

The song will be available as a free download on the band’s Facebook and website. Third Eye Blind asks if you like the track, please donate to Occupy 99.

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“If There Ever Was a Time” – lyrics
(Stephan Jenkins)

if there ever was a time, it would be now
is all I’m saying
if there ever was a time to get on your feet
and take it to the street
cause you’re the one who’s getting played right now
by the game they’re playing
come on meet me down at Zuccotti park

oh where are the youth, we need you now
come speak the truth, come break it down
where are the youth, we need you now

if there ever was a time, it would be now
to make the masters hear this
if there ever was a time to get downtown
and get non violent and fearless
things only get brighter when you light a spark
everywhere you go right now is Zuccotti park

and news corps says you don’t have a plan
well sit down man, i’ll tell you again
the plan’s to stand together up to greed
and a tear gas can in a veteran’s face
won’t change the case

chorus

if there ever was a time, it would be now
for the rest of us
if there ever was a time it would be now
cause money and power are incestuous
a moment makes a movement
or it fades out in the dark
come on meet me down at Zuccotti park

and i saw a sign in the oakland spring
it said “occupy everything!”
or by and for and off won’t mean a thing

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    2 Responses to this post

  1. shawna says:

    Seriously if you’re gonna be a pseudo-journalist, I’d try learning grammar first. Couldn’t even get past the second sentence without fucking up.

    whose = ownership, not a contraction of “who has.”

  2. drainu182 says:

    it’s a press release, chill out

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