Fight The Power (With All Your Power) by Alex Walsh

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Fight The Power (With All Your Power)
by Alex Walsh

read Part II here

I didn’t think Trump would be elected, but then he was. Ughh.

So, what does a songwriter do? Write a song? A protest song?

I hadn’t tried to write a protest song in many years. My previous attempts had been…unsuccessful (that’s being charitable). I figured other people could do a better job of it so I just left them alone.

But things are different now.

Trump to me is a direct descendant of Adolf Hitler. How could I not write something?

Shortly after his election in November 2016 I wrote this:


Fight The Power (With All Your Power) by Alex Walsh

Boots are marching, hear them pounding
Bashing in doors in the middle of the night with the sirens sounding
Your indecision, an apocalyptic vision
Another strong man rules the world with historical precision

You only had to vote
You didn’t even try
You just stood idly by

Oh, now that you know
How it can go
You’ve got to fight the power with all your power
Oh now that you see
How it can be
You’ve got to fight the power with all your power now

The wind is turning, the fire’s churning
History books are jumping off the shelf ready for burning
False allegations, ethnic registration
Innocent people dying in camps under mass migration

You didn’t hear the cries
Screaming all along
How could you be so wrong?

Oh, now that you know
How it can go
You’ve got to fight the power with all your power
Oh now that you see
How it can be
You’ve got to fight the power with all your power

You don’t have to feel like you’re fighting on your own
If we all stand together you’ll never fight alone

Oh, now that we know
How it can go
We’ve got to fight the power with all our power
Oh, now that we see
How it can be
We’ve got to fight the power with all our power now

 

Here’s a recording: Fight The Power (With All Your Power)