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Tax the Rich
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The unequal distribution of wealth is perhaps the most significant single cause of conflict within our society. "Tax the Rich" draws attention to this unjust distribution and calls for a redistribution of wealth through progressive tax reforms.
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Rock - Folk Rock
Previous peak charts position #39
Previous peak charts position in subgenre #6
Lou Thomas
Copyright 1993 Lou Thomas
March 15, 2004
MP3 3.9 MB
128 kbps bitrate
0:00 minutes
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Verse The politicians say there's not enough to go around So they're laying off the teachers, and the schools are shutting down Will our children live as serfs, suited only for their chains? If we love them, we had better use our brains Verse With government turned upside down, the money flows uphill And it makes its tired journey there against the common will Now we need that money back, and our lives are on the line So let's go after what we know is yours and mine Chorus TAX THE RICH! They've got much more than they will ever need TAX THE RICH! And they're standing by and watching as we bleed TAX THE RICH! Their giant wealth is taken from the common store And now it's time for them to give a little more Yes, it's time for them to give a little more Verse One percent of all the people owns one half of all the wealth They like to show off their possessions to everybody else But they crawl out through a loophole when tax-time comes around Just when we need them most, they're nowhere to be found Verse And when the wealthy do not pay, then the budget axe must fall And when a child feels the blade, it's the unkindest cut of all Each young life is like a song, and if we want to hear it played Then we can't allow these debts to go unpaid Chorus TAX THE RICH! They've got the crops, and now they want the seed TAX THE RICH! Why should the future be a hostage to their greed? TAX THE RICH! Their giant wealth is taken from the common store And now it's time for them to give a little more Yes, it's time for them to give a little more Verse Well, I must be a dreamer, 'cause I think that there could be A country of and for the people, blessed with peace and harmony But the first step on that path is fairness and equality So, let's take that step together, you and me Chorus TAX THE RICH! Release us from the prison of their greed TAX THE RICH! We need that money now to care for those in need TAX THE RICH! Their giant wealth is taken from the common store And now it's time for them to give a little more Yes, it's time for them to give a little...More! © 1993. All Rights Reserved. Thanks to Ernst Productions, which provided backing vocals, live instruments, some sequencing,and production assistance for this track.
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