All We Have Is Each Other, David Rovic's Blog

PDX Rent Strike Song— By David Rovics

By David Rovics
April 7th, 2020

G
There’s a suspension on evictions, stick to your convictions
D
_Don’t pay the rent

If at home we have to stay, then most of us can’t pay, so
G
_Don’t pay the rent
Tell your landlord, sir, that mortgage can defer
Don’t pay the rent
And if they start rattling their sabers, say I need to feed my neighbors
Don’t pay the rent

It’s time now to demand, One Big Union grand…
Neoliberalism is dead, it’s time to raise your head…
Strike for the guarantee, a home for everybody…
Running water, housing, health care – all across this Earth we share…

Capitalism has failed, put the billionaires in jail…
We need a new world now, let me tell you how…
With mutual aid, a new world can be made…
From the ashes of the old, if we stop doing what we’re told…

Solidarity with society…
Our lives matter a lot, the landlord’s profits do not…
We can redefine what is theirs and ours and mine…
There’s a suspension on evictions, stick to your convictions…

David Rovics has been called the musical voice of the progressive movement in the US. Since the mid-90’s, Rovics has spent most of his time on the road, playing hundreds of shows every year throughout North America, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Japan. He has shared the stage regularly with leading intellectuals, activists, politicians, musicians and celebrities. In recent years he’s added children’s music and essay-writing to his repertoire. More importantly, he’s really good. He will make you laugh, he will make you cry, and he will make the revolution irresistible. Check out his pamphlet: Sing for Your Supper: A DIY Guide to Playing Music, Writing Songs, and Booking Your Own Gigs

Sing for Your Supper: A DIY Guide to Playing Music, Writing Songs, and Booking Your Own Gigs