We Are Everywhere

When I say the hungry should have food
I speak for many
When I say no one should have seven homes
While some don’t have any
Though I may find myself stranded in some strange place
With naught but a vapid stare I remember the world and I know

We are everywhere

When I say the time for the rich, it will come
Let me count the ways
Victories or hints of the future
Cairo, Tunis, Caracas, Buenos Aires
How many people are wanting and waiting
And fighting for their share
They hide in their ivory towers

We are everywhere

Religions and prisons and races
Borders and nations
FBI agents and congressmen
And corporate radio stations
They try to keep us apart, but we find each other
And the rulers are always aware
That they’re a tiny minority

We are everywhere

With every bomb that they drop, every home they destroy
Every land they invade
Comes a new generation from under the rubble
Saying “we are not afraid”
They will pretend we are few
But with each child that a billion mothers bear
Comes the next demonstration

That we are everywhere

Sheet music for this song may be found in Songbook Vol I (1997-2004).

“We Are Everywhere” originally appeared on the 2002 CD, Hang a Flag in the Window.  In 2003 it appeared on Behind the Barricades:  the Best of David Rovics.

The phrase, we are everywhere, was popular in the anti-capitalist movement around the world around the turn of the 21st century.  As with a variety of other popular slogans of the time, I used it for a hook line.