Union Songs

Save Our State

A Song by Ted James©2011 Millinium VII Entertainment

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This is not a losing fight, we can push back, we are right
We can rally, we have might, they cannot defend this type
Of short-sighted budget gripe, that infiltrates the workers rights
That instigates tuition hikes, that decimates our equal slice
Of choices had for futures bright, our voices won't be silenced like
Wisconsin, we are here, unite, we're launching banners, chants recite
"3.2 just won't do"
It's raining in this state, that money's long over due
They're draining investments in our kids which only benefits the few
Maintaining current spending levels keeps the teachers in our schools
Which gives society the tools to innovate, recessions cool
But the values we orate should legislate the people's view.


Many thanks to Ted James for permission to add this song to the Union Songs collection.

Ted writes:
"I wrote it as a backdrop to a mobilization video I was making to inspire massive turnout at the April 6th, 2011 Save Our State march and rally in Texas to protest the Texas legislature and governor's "cuts only" approach to balancing the state budget while facing a 27 billion dollar budget deficit. This rally drew over 5000 people (on a Wednesday workday) to the Texas state capitol and was a massive victory for union solidarity in Texas as well as for pushing back against the size and scope of the budget cuts."

©2011 Millinium VII Entertainment / Produced by Ted James / Instrumental originally produced by Alex da Kid / Mixed by Ted James and Jennifer James / Recorded at The House of Jeezy Studios / This song contains samples of and draws inspiration from “Words I Never Said” by Lupe Fiasco feat. Skylar Grey [2011 Atlantic Records]

Visit Ted's website at theLeftAhead

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