Written by Laura Love to describe a particularly bruising day demonstrating with Occupy Oakland. Lyrics are taken directly from commands given to us by Oakland Police as well as replies given by Occupiers on "Move-In-Day," January 28th, 2012, whereupon we tried to seize the Kaiser Oakland Coliseum building for residence by and for Occupy Oakland to serve as our new headquarters and lodging for homeless Occupiers and their families. During the struggle we were teargassed, beanbagged, flashbanged and billyclubbed, even though some among us were children in strollers, disabled, veterans and the disabled.
ON BEHALF OF THE CITIZENS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
YOU ARE HEREBY ORDERED TO DISPERSE
FAILURE TO COMPLY MAY RESULT IN YOUR ARREST AND DETAINMENT, AND INJURY
WE ARE THE CITIZENS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA OFFICERS! SOMEONE SHOUTED
AH, ANTI- ANTICAPITALISTA /AH, ANTI- ANTI-CAPITALISTA
AH, ANTI-ANTICAPITALISTA/ AH, ANTI-ANTI-CAPITALISTA,
AHHHH-- SOUND THE VOICES
AH, ANTI-ANTICAPITALISTA/AH, ANTI-ANTICAPITALISTA
AH, ANTI-ANTICAPITALISTA/AH, ANTI-ANTICAPITALISTA, AHHHHHHH
YOU ARE NOW IN VIOLATION-OF PENAL CODE 409
IT IS NOW UNLAWFUL TO BE ASSEMBLED HERE
CHEMICAL DISPERSANTS AND OTHER NON-LETHAL WEAPONRY
MAY BE USED NOW TO REMOVE YOU
THIS IS A PUBLIC STREET --YOU CANNOT MAKE THE LAWS UP AS YOU GO!
released July 6, 2016
Written by Laura Love. Lead and bg vocals by Laura Love. ALL other tracks by the fabulous, talented, dobro/guitar player, Orville Johnson. Recorded at Orville Johnson Studio-Seattle Washington.
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