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    September 14, 2011

     

     

    Hey Moneyman the crowd is outside. The past, the future and the now is outside. The teachers and cooks and the drop-outs too. Word on the street is they looking for you…

     

    Hey Moneyman they saying whats the score? And how much blood have you spilled on the butcher shop floor? Those numbers keep running but what they running into? The crowd is outside and they asking of you…

     

    Hey Moneyman Moneyman the mayors' on the phone. He says he wants to know if all those people went home. Those momma's and poppa's and students and cooks. Those teachers and preachers, one second I'll look…

     

    Hey Moneyman Moneyman the tents are still up, the songs are still singing and the coffee's in cups. The nights due to fall and the sun's going down but its still a whole mess of good folks hanging round...

     

    They eyes are wide and their voices are loud. Its white and black and colorless proud. The signs are big and the smiles are bright. By heaven I reckon its gone be one hell of a night!

     

    Hey Moneyman poor Moneyman you should slip out the back. Cuz the forces of greed are under attack. No bombs or bullets or rocks or guns. Just hashtag's and voices at the tops of their lungs!

     

    And Moneyman Moneyman I wont need a ride. But if you need me…

     

    You can find me outside.

     

    By Wasalu "Lupe Fiasco" Jaco

    #OccupyWallStreet

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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Lupe Fiasco's picture
on September 14, 2011

 

 

Hey Moneyman the crowd is outside. The past, the future and the now is outside. The teachers and cooks and the drop-outs too. Word on the street is they looking for you…

 

Hey Moneyman they saying whats the score? And how much blood have you spilled on the butcher shop floor? Those numbers keep running but what they running into? The crowd is outside and they asking of you…

 

Hey Moneyman Moneyman the mayors' on the phone. He says he wants to know if all those people went home. Those momma's and poppa's and students and cooks. Those teachers and preachers, one second I'll look…

 

Hey Moneyman Moneyman the tents are still up, the songs are still singing and the coffee's in cups. The nights due to fall and the sun's going down but its still a whole mess of good folks hanging round...

 

They eyes are wide and their voices are loud. Its white and black and colorless proud. The signs are big and the smiles are bright. By heaven I reckon its gone be one hell of a night!

 

Hey Moneyman poor Moneyman you should slip out the back. Cuz the forces of greed are under attack. No bombs or bullets or rocks or guns. Just hashtag's and voices at the tops of their lungs!

 

And Moneyman Moneyman I wont need a ride. But if you need me…

 

You can find me outside.

 

By Wasalu "Lupe Fiasco" Jaco

#OccupyWallStreet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments

KD81's picture

Hey Lupe I love the poem 100 percent my brother, and I understand occupying wall street but why are we not going to the source, the most corrupted place in America: Washington D.C... Why dont we organize a 160 million the 99 percent march on the capital? I am a veteran and I understand where the people are coming from because I have been on both sides of the fence. I dont know if you read these comments but the next time you are in L.A if god so bless I want to make it my business to sit down and hold a convo with you to pick your brain. We as a people need to understand that until we get on one accord and become active they(the politicians) will keep just saying what we want to hear and wont be held accountable for their actions towards not just the American people, but the world. Thanks and keep speaking out Peace and Lasers...
ROMVLVS's picture

Hey Lupe nice piece of prose. I wonder if it will be deemed "culturally significant" one day. But seriously, how about you stop being a hypocritical asshole and give some of your money out to the people who need it, or just those "occupying" Wall Street in general? I really could use some dough to help pay off my student loans, you know. But since I know you're just as much of a greedy fuck as those at the top of the banking industry you won't spare a fucking cent. If anything, you are worse since you pretend like you're a "progressive" who cares about social issues (maybe in your self-righteous mind you actually believe that you do, in fact, care). I can't say I blame you, dude. I wouldn't share any of my money either. Hell, i'd even take a bailout if the Federal Reserve forced me to. Then again, I probably wouldn't be able to pay to lent money back the way the major banks did. P.S. What are Occupy Wall Street's goals anyway? Just seems to me like a bunch of smelly assholes running around and dancing to music on the street.
uniquehrmony's picture

I love it. I am protesting each and everyday trying to open up the minds the local youth and other individulas who are blinded by the grabage that they have been feeding us for years. Its amazing what happens when you actually open your eyes and the power of knowledge you possess can no longer contain. Keep it up.
Krucial's picture

I like. You need to come to Tennesse, no not Memphis but Jackson
ConsciousBrat's picture

Can I intern w u, sound engineer, stage management, artist assistant...I'm female but extremely talented in these areas, current music tech and music biz major...u have managed to w ur food and liquors album to now remain indie popular and mainstream...how?
thespence's picture

One word, Legit.
COKESTAR's picture

Huge respect to Lupe! Keep on fighting the power and feeding our brains!
KJD's picture

Can't wait until the next album drops!
Anon.Ymous's picture

Thank you
cyclonethrill's picture

" Cuz the forces of greed are under attack. No bombs or bullets or rocks or guns. Just hashtag's and voices at the tops of their lungs!" #lupefiasco #OccupyWallStreet
shellie's picture

lupe u r what the young kids coming up need!! keep up the great music... I love that ur not afraid to speak ur mind about the important issues!!! ur a hero in my eyes!!! KEEP STRRONG!!! DONT LET ANYONE DISCURRIGE U.... LOVE SHELLIE, BUFFALO, N.Y.
cyclonethrill's picture

September 17th I'll be there! Also on October 6 in DC to stop the violence and bring the troops back! The politicians are not listening to the people. Please join in the October 6, 2011 demonstration in Washington, D.C. Here's that link. http://october2011.org/ Lupe you rock! You've picked your battle with poetic words reaching millions and waking them up. Thank you!
Luella's picture

You are the light of this world, shine on..
Foos's picture

Thank you Lu for supporting this. Your words are amazing and I expect nothing less coming from a true poetic genius.
IamSHE's picture

I really appreciate your music, you have awoken the minds of so many people through your lyrics and I thank you. I am glad you are supporting this event and through your post, motivating the people to attend. As an activist and follower of your music, this truly defies you as a true advocate for social justice. Cannot wait to have you in Raleigh on Sunday. Peace to you.
Sumu's picture

September 17th, 2011 the revolution to economic liberty begins!! stop letting wall st be rewarded for their mistakes and have main st pay!! Say "no more" to wall st greed!!!!!
Chahtawoman's picture

Much respect for supporting this #OccupyWallStreet I lost my retirement after 9/11 due to an underfunded pension plan then Bush's Administration changed the law regulating pension funds on Wallstreet
Chahtawoman's picture

Much respect for supporting this.

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