seattle was a riot lyrics – anti-flag

why must we riot
why must we protest
just to be heard – by the world?

verse 1
seattle was a riot, they tried to pin on us
but we didn’t show up, with gas and billy clubs
an un-armed m*ss of thousands, just trying to be heard
but there are no world leaders- that want to hear our words.


verse 2
the world bank’s greed and lies, digs graves in 3rd world lands
and fills them with the remains of exploited workers
or displaced native peoples, and destroyed ecosystems
under the guise of progress, relief, and tech *ssistance.


since the dawn of history -the few who own control
have bent and rewrote history-how they want it to go
they try to control what we learn-and take away our
’cause when the m*sses round the world unite-
that’s a force they can not fight

we’ll fight for our
we’ll fight for our
we’ll fight for our
we’ll fight for our rights!

chorus (repeat)

sitting in what was designated the “cooperation zone”
by seattle police sergeant richard goldstein
they sat heads bowed- listening as the police
methodically shot pepper spray- one eye at a time-
into the eyes of their p*ssive brothers and sisters

wh*r* like police- playing judge, jury, and
executioner for their pimp like bosses in the world
band and w.t.o.

this is not justice. this is not the role of, the
servants of the people

such tyranny brings ruling cl*sses crashing to the
ground and contemporary societies to an end

/ anti flag lyrics