Third Grade Class Sings Occupy Wall Street Song

Jan 5, 2012
J. Webster
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The third grade class in Woodbrook Elementary School, Albemarle County, Virginia, has an Occupy Wall Street song called, “Part of the 99”, and it’s taking some heat from some who are saying the song incites class warfare and is pure indoctrination.

However, the school says the children came up with the lyrics to the song themselves and they’re not going to censure it. If you take a closer look at the lyrics below you can see they are really about being less greedy, selfish, and caring more about others rather than say buying that fourth house or yacht. There’s nothing wrong with that.

Full song lyrics:

Some people have it all
But they still don’t think they have enough
They want more money
A faster ride
They’re not content
Never satisfied
Yes — they’re the 1 percent

I used to be one of the 1 percent
I worked all the time
Never saw my family
Couldn’t make life rhyme
Then the bubble burst
It really, really hurt
I lost my money
Lost my pride
Lost my home
Now I’m part of the 99

Some people have it all
But they still don’t think they have enough
They want more money
A faster ride
They’re not content
Never satisfied
Yes — they’re the 1 percent

I used to be sad, now I’m satisfied
’Cause I really have enough
Though I lost my yacht and plane
Didn’t need that extra stuff
Could have been much worse
You don’t need to be first
’Cause I’ve got my friends
Here by my side
Don’t need it all
I’m so happy to be part of the 99

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