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Track 01: Here’s Your Chance: PARECON Intro

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Chorus:

For anyone who’s ever rocked Chuck D and PE / anyone who’s ever rocked Dead Prez Let’s Get Free / anyone who’s ever bucked up and said – Damn the man / well here’s your, well here’s your chance / For anyone who’s ever thrown a fist up in the air / anyone who’s ever hollered – Hell nah, this ain’t fair / anyone who’s ever yelled – It’s time to take a stand / well here’s your, well here’s your chance

Verse One:

So here’s the story – Participatory Economics is the phonics / a new way of speaking – a new way of thinking / and linking – life and liberty / with more than just a system of profit and property / now wait… / I know what you’re thinking, so before it’s too late / listen up, let’s get one thing straight / narration: let’s get one thing straight

we reject communism / both market and centrally planned socialism / we reject capitalism in all its forms / we reject greed and competition as the norm… / we reject communism / both market and centrally planned socialism / we reject capitalism in all its forms / we reject the social food chain as the norm…

narration: yes yes yes, we’ve heard all this before / we know what you’re against, dear, but what are you for

well, for starters, how about full employment / a lot less work, a lot more enjoyment / everyone getting what they need and then some / no gap in power no gap in income / no more rich people, no more poor people / no more my people, no more your people / yeah you heard it straight from the source people / no employees working for people / no more bosses getting they ass kissed / no more corporate ladders, no more classes / just the masses giving an honest day for fair pay / in a system of fair play and fair say / over how the economy affects you / no power-hungry fake-ass leaders to neglect you / but everyone getting control over their own role / a better life without selling your heart and soul / and that’s the vision we’re using to replace this / that is, if you got the courage to embrace this

narration: ooooohhhh, challenge

Chorus:

For anyone who’s ever rocked Chuck D and PE / anyone who’s ever rocked Dead Prez Let’s Get Free / anyone who’s ever bucked up and said – Damn the man / well here’s your, well here’s your chance / For anyone who’s ever thrown a fist up in the air / anyone who’s ever hollered – Hell nah, this ain’t fair / anyone who’s ever yelled – It’s time to take a stand / well here’s your, well here’s your chance

Verse Two:

whether you rock no jewelry, fat ice, or gold plated nugget / bald head, hightop fade, combover, or mullet / whether you hustle in the streets or hustle in the suites / there’s something better, there’s something better / whether you’re cosmos, cheap wine, or rocks amaretto / combat boots, platforms, or stilettos / you a trust fund baby or child of the ghetto / there’s something better, there’s something better

but better in a different sense, not dollars and cents / not just the bills and the rents / but the everyday moments that make up a life / what you do for your dollar – how you sleep at night / how you keep it tight still keeping it right / when your belly’s full and your exhale’s light / you ain’t constantly looking over your shoulder / and debts ain’t always got your ass looking older / ’cause the choice ain’t between being winners and losers / beggars and choosers – the abused and the abusers / ’cause it ain’t about a competition / but working together to get back what we been missing / more time to make music and art / more time to play ball in the park / more time to just chill and reflect / more time for love and sex / and you can walk the city streets in peace / hang out on the corner with no fear of police / ’cause it ain’t socially profitable to put us in jail / and every day don’t feel like just another nail – in your coffin… / and you call ya mama often

Chorus:

For anyone who’s ever rocked Chuck D and PE / anyone who’s ever rocked Dead Prez Let’s Get Free / anyone who’s ever bucked up and said – Damn the man / well here’s your, well here’s your chance / For anyone who’s ever thrown a fist up in the air / anyone who’s ever hollered – Hell nah, this ain’t fair / anyone who’s ever yelled – It’s time to take a stand / well here’s your, well here’s your chance

Verse Three:

RESISTANCE – ain’t really measured by how high your fist is / but offering the people something different / then working hard so it ain’t just a wish list / can you dig this / if hip hop’s a way of life, which way is it / are you in it to win it or is this just a social visit / if you talk the talk, you better walk the walk / it ain’t enough for us to point and say it ain’t my fault / I said they love us bitching, they love us talking revolution / just as long as it ain’t followed by us talking the solution / so hip hop where you at – this is our time / let’s show what we can do with these beats and rhymes / we preach the grind, do we practice the preach / we got the plan, all we need is the courage to reach / so hip hop, say it again – this is our time / i know what we can do with these beats and rhymes / let’s lead the way – all it takes is the decision / to open your mind and listen – PARECON is the vision

For anyone who’s ever rocked Chuck D and PE

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