the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty

Song Lyrics, for activists and protests

This is a listing of song lyrics of inspiration, for protest and for activist on topics including poverty, environmentalism, racism, police brutality, greed and even landlords!

Please feel free to link to this page and/or any of the individual songs

Song lyrics pages assisted by Ontario Tenant Toronto Tenants

Abraham, Martin and John (Dion) Accepting Applications (Darin Goulet)
Alberta Uber Alles (Beachcombers) And We Thought That Nation-States Were a Bad Idea
Bad Moon (Creedence Clearwater Revival) Bad Time To Be Poor (Rheostatics)
Basic Protest Song (Harry Chapin) Black Day In July (Gordon Lightfoot)
Bleed For Me (Dead Kennedys) Blue Murder (Tom Robinson Band)
Bodyguard (David Hinds/Steel Pulse) Brand Name (The Beachcombers)
Brother, Can You Spare A Dime? Bullshit Politicians (Propagandhi)
Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee (Buffy Sainte Marie) Business is Business (Godley and Creme)
Bus Rider (The Guess Who) But I Might Die Tonight (Cat Stevens)
Call it Democracy (Bruce Cockburn) Capital Will Kill You (Chris Good)
Cesspools in Eden (Dead Kennedys) Chicago (Graham Nash)
Corporate Whores (Gabe McKay) Criminalise the Poor (Demokracy Crisis)
Cruel to be Kind (Nick Lowe)   CONTEST!  
The Day The Nazi Died (Chumbawamba) Dead End Street (The Kinks)
Der Fuehrer's Face   CONTEST! Doctor My Eyes (Jackson Browne)
A Dollar Ain't A Dollar Anymore (Tom Glazer) Don't Go Near The Water (Beach Boys)
Don't Hit Your Sister (Employees Only) Don't Let The Bastards, Get You Down (Kristofferson)
Do Or Die (Dropkick Murphys) Draft Dodger Rag (Phil Ochs)
Eve of Destruction (Barry McGuire) Everybody Talks; Nobody Cares (Mendelson Joe)
Every One Knows (Leonard Cohen)  
Feel Like I'm Fixing To Die Rag (Next Stop Vietnam) Fight Till You Die (Pennywise)
For What It's Worth (Buffalo Springfield) Fortunate Son (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
Garbage! (Bill Steele) General Strike (DOA)
Get 'Em Out By Friday (Genesis) Get Up Stand Up (Bob Marley and the Wailers)
Goon Squad (Elvis Costello) Greed (Pennywise)
The Harder They Come (Jimmy Cliff) Hot Plate Heaven At The Green Hote (Frank Zappa)
How Long (Jackson Browne) Hunger, Povery and Misery (B.B. Gabor)
I am the Wal-Mart I Fought the Law (Dead Kennedys)
I Hate The Company Bosses (Sarah Ogan Gunning) I Hate Wal-Mart (Dave Lippman)
I Lie (Calvin Trillin & Pete Seeger) I Know There Is Love (Crass)
I Think Its Gonna Rain Today (Randy Newman) I Wouldn't Wanna Be Like You (Alan Parsons)
If You Love That Politician (Pull The Chain) (Tom Paxton) I'm The Slime (Frank Zappa)
Ideology (Billy Bragg) Indian Reservation (John D. Loudermilk)
It Could Happen To You (Blue Rodeo) It isn't nice to block the doorway (Malvina Reynolds)
It's Money That I Love (Randy Newman) The Internationale (Alistair Hulett's Version)
Kill the Poor (Dead Kennedys)  
Landlord Lullaby Landlord (Christy Moore)
Landlord (The Police) Laisser-Faire (Stereolab)
Law and Order (Tom Robinson Band) Lay Down, Candles in the Rain (Melanie)
Lean On Me (Ben E. King) Let It All Fall Down (James Taylor)
Let's Lynch the Landlord (Dead Kennedys) Life During Wartime (Talking Heads)
Little Boxes (Malvina Reynolds) Long Promised Road (Beach Boys)
Love Me, I'm A Liberal (Phil Ochs)  
Maintaining Law And Order (Phil Ochs) Money, Money (the musical, Cabaret)
Mr. President (Furthermore) My Favorite Songs (Dave Lippman)
Never Cross a Picket Line (Billy Bragg) New World Orders (Chris Good)
Of The Stars And Stripes Of Corruption Oliver's Army (Elvis Costello)
One Drop (Bob Marley and the Wailers) One Tin Soldier
Open Your Eyes (Goat Boy) Outside Of A Small Circle Of Friends (Phil Ochs)
Part Of The Union (The Strawbs) People See Through You (Bruce Cockburn)
People Got To Be Free (The Rascals) A People's History of the World (Propagandhi)
Piggies (Beatles) Pigs Will Pay (Propagandhi)
Pistola Nella Faccia (frankfrank) Plastic Man (Kinks)
Political Science George W Bush's Anthem ! Prosperity is Just Around Which Corner? (1932)
The Rape of the World (Tracy Chapman) Redemption Day (Sheryl Crow)
Rich White Ghetto (Four Letter Word)  
Seattle Was A Riot (Anti-Flag) Self Rule (Oxymoron)
Sell Your Labour Not Your Soul (Brian McNeill) Share The Land (The Guess Who)
Skreem (Khole) Smithers-Jones (The Jam)
Society (Pennywise) Solidarity Forever
So Much Trouble In The World (Bob Marley) Student Demonstration Time (Beach Boys)
Sunshine (Jonathan Edwards)  
Takin' It To The Streets (Doobie Brothers) Talking Union (Pete Seeger)
There Is Power In A Union (Billy Bragg) Television, Drug of the Free
That's What I Want To Hear (Phil Ochs) There Is Power In A Union (Billy Bragg)
There's Nothing Soft About Hard Times (Jimmy Buffet)  
Underground Network (Anti-Flag) Union Sundown (Bob Dylan)
Vigilante Man (Woodie Guthrie)  
The Wall Street Shuffle (10cc) Walls Come Tumbling Down (Style Council)
War (Bob Marley and the Wailers) The Way It Is (Bruce R. Hornsby)
We've Gotta Get Out Of This Place (Animals) What Did You Learn In School Today (Tom Paxton)
Which Side Are You On? (Florence Reese) Who Will Save Your Soul (Jewel)
Wind Up Workin' In The Gas Station (Zappa) Won't Get Fooled Again (Who)
Working Class Hero (John Lennon) World Turned Upside Down (Billy Bragg)
Yes Sir, No Sir (The Kinks) You Can Get It If You Really Want (Jimmy Cliff)
You Went The Wrong Way, Old King Louie