by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-L.A.
(To the tune of “Do You Hear What I Hear?”)
Said the night wind to the little boy,
Do you see what I see (repeat)
Coming down the street, little boy?
A cop, a cop, pulling out his gun,
If you’re Black or Brown, you better run (2x)
Said Community Watch to the unhoused mom,
Do you hear what I hear (repeat)
Lying through their teeth, unhoused mom?
Garcetti’s flacks, spreading his PR,
polishing his presidential star. (2x)
Said the Mayor to the people everywhere,
Listen to what I say (2x)
Heed my words, people everywhere!
Do you believe the evidence of your eyes,
Or will you accept my housing lies? (2x)
Said the people of LA to the mayor,
Do you know what I know (repeat)
Based on reality, Mr. Mayor?
Your cops can’t stop the righteous folk,
Your housing lies are a bitter joke (2x).
(To the tune of “Come all Ye Faithful”)
Oh, come all you unhoused,
hard-up, desperate, starving
Oh come ye, oh run ye,
To City Hall!
The city has billions,
But it never builds you housing,
The Mayor will feed you lies,
Garcetti feeds you lies,