Occupy the City

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June 22, 2012 by SCNCC

 

Below is a piece of Rhythm Agitation from Montreal, Canada where a months long student strike against tuition hikes has sparked a revolt encompassing all sections of society.

OCCUPY THE CITY
(Homage to Norman Nawrocki)

Occupy the city! FUCK the rent!
PAY no landlord! PAY no rent!

When the knock comes on the door
The monthly ransom’s due once more
Do you pay? Do you squawk?

Occupy the city! FUCK the rent!
PAY no landlord! PAY no rent!

Who built the place you call your home?
Hammered the nails and laid the stone?
Who makes big bucks off others’ work?
Collects the rent, and stuffs his shirt?

Occupy the city! FUCK the rent!
PAY no landlord! PAY no rent!

Rent the roaches—what a deal!
He won’t charge extra, he’s no heel!
Crunch them in your cornflakes bowl
Stuff them in that gaping hole!
why don’t we

Occupy the city! FUCK the rent!
PAY no landlord! PAY no rent!

Twist his arm, you need some heat;
Twist his leg, your stairs eat feet.
On knee, no cap, a smile, a wink,
Beg, my lord, please fix the sink.

Pennies fall: it’s a welfare check.
They roll into your landlord’s pocket.
Will you eat? The cupboard’s bare–
Watch him buy another gold locket….
Why don’t we

Occupy the city! FUCK the rent!
PAY no landlord! PAY no rent!

Eviction notice, time to move,
Same old story, now you’re screwed.
Pack your bags and move your ass,
Add your name to the homeless mass.

Tramp those streets, a merry-go-round.
Search for a place, none are sound.
Find one, move in, repair that floor.
Ouch! A rent hike! You know the score.

Occupy the city! FUCK the rent!
PAY no landlord! PAY no rent!

Speculators, mortgage takers
Bank those bucks we pay for housing.
J.P. Morgan, Bank of A….
Wells Far…go far away!

All they do is mark up property,
Steal your rent: they’re making money!
Holy fakers, leeches, robbers, undertakers,…
Let’s get smart

Occupy the city! FUCK the rent!
PAY no landlord! PAY no rent!

People in chains were masters’ folk,
But slaves those chains they finally broke.
Now we’re slaves to the working day,
Slaving on ‘cause there’s rent to pay

Half our income down the drain,
Pay for shelter? It’s a pain.
Tenants are feudal, landlords, too.
Time to rebel, time for us to

Occupy the city! FUCK the rent!
PAY no landlord! PAY no rent!

–Pseudo-Sempronius, Aedilius

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