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Third Eye Blind's Stephan Jenkins took time out from writing his band's fifth album this week to pen a track in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Jenkins, whose been active for years in progressive politics, sees this as a galvanizing moment, he said in a press release. "I hope it achieves its goals of starting new politics that are counter to the trend towards oligarchy that's been increasingly foisted on us these last few years." "I think college students are going to come to terms with the unfairness of student loans, the hallowing out of jobs from finance based capitalism, and the depletion of public wealth," he continued. "When you take money out of politics, which is what Occupy Wall Street is about for me, you reverse these trends. This song is meant to encourage their participation. I hope we flood this movement with music." The song will be available as a free download on the band's Facebook and website. Third Eye Blind asks if you like the track, please donate to Occupy 99. If you don't, open a bank. "If There Ever Was a Time" - lyrics if there ever was a time, it would be nowis all I'm sayingif there ever was a time to get on your feetand take it to the streetcause you're the one who's getting played right nowby the game they're playingcome on meet me down at Zuccotti park oh where are the youth, we need you nowcome speak the truth, come break it downwhere are the youth, we need you now if there ever was a time, it would be nowto make the masters hear thisif there ever was a time to get downtownand get non violent and fearlessthings only get brighter when you light a sparkeverywhere you go right now is Zuccotti park and news corps says you don't have a planwell sit down man, i'll tell you againthe plan's to stand together up to greedand a tear gas can in a veteran's facewon't change the case chorus if there ever was a time, it would be nowfor the rest of usif there ever was a time it would be nowcause money and power are incestuousa moment makes a movementor it fades out in the darkcome on meet me down at Zuccotti park and i saw a sign in the oakland springit said "occupy everything!"or by and for and off won't mean a thing
If There Ever Was a Time" Available for Free Download: http://www.facebook.com/ThirdEyeBlind