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Top 10 songs to help you survive the government shutdown

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WON’T BACK DOWN: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have a song that seems to fit Congress just right.

By Dustin Hurst  | Watchdog.org

We’re into the second week of the government shut down and lawmakers appear no closer to a deal than they were seven days ago.

While the administration spends its time trying to punish World War II veterans trying to see their own memorial in Washington, D.C., we’re finding ways to help you survive – and thrive, even – during the shutdown.

We’ve compiled these 10 songs to help you make it through each day. Some of the videos even include special dedications to key figures in the battle over funding Obamacare!

To the list!

Pitbull ft. Akon – Shut it down

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Won’t back down

Dedicated to: President Barack Obama, Senator Harry Reid and Speaker of the House John Boehner, natch.

Key lines: 

Well I won’t back down, no I won’t back down
You could stand me up at the gates of hell
But I won’t back down

NeYo – Shut me down

The Doors – This is the end

Greenday – American idiot

Simple Plan – Time to say goodbye

Dedicated to: Voters!

Key lines: 

After all the things I’ve done for you
You never tried to do the same
It’s like you always play the victim
And I’m the one you always blame
When you need someone to save you
When you think you’re going to drown
(Think you’re going to drown)
You just grab your arms around me and pull me down

Tear for fears – Everybody wants to rule the world

R.E.M- It’s the end of the world as we know it

Billy Currington – Pretty good at drinking beer

Dedicated to: Members of Congress

Key lines:

A go getter maybe I’m not
I’m not known for doin’ a lot
But I do my best work when the weather’s hot
I’m pretty good at drinkin’ beer

Anna Sun – Walk the moon

 

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  • Mark Joy

    power to the people (plastic ono band)

  • Adfatus

    David Gilmour Either you are wron or I am right

  • Big_Foot

    Shut Down by the Beach Boys

  • Michelle Lang Pavey

    Ten Years After: I’d Love to Change the World

  • Timothy Mahoney

    Obama: “But I don’t know what to do”…. “Tell me where there’s sanity”

  • IBXNJ

    “Cult of Personality” Living Colour ‘I exploit you you still love me”

  • RAZ

    “We’re not gonna take it” Twisted Sister
    Send “Were Not Gonna Take It” Ringtone to your Cell 

    Oh We’re Not Gonna Take It
    no, We Ain’t Gonna Take It
    oh We’re Not Gonna Take It Anymore

    we’ve Got The Right To Choose And
    there Ain’t No Way We’ll Lose It
    this Is Our Life, This Is Our Song
    we’ll Fight The Powers That Be Just
    don’t Pick Our Destiny ’cause
    you Don’t Know Us, You Don’t Belong

    oh We’re Not Gonna Take It
    no, We Ain’t Gonna Take It
    oh We’re Not Gonna Take It Anymore

    oh You’re So Condescending
    your Gall Is Never Ending
    we Don’t Want Nothin’, Not A Thing From You
    your Life Is Trite And Jaded
    boring And Confiscated
    if That’s Your Best, Your Best Won’t Do

    oh…………………
    oh…………………
    we’re Right/yeah
    we’re Free/yeah
    we’ll Fight/yeah
    you’ll See/yeah

    oh We’re Not Gonna Take It
    no, We Ain’t Gonna Take It
    oh We’re Not Gonna Take It Anymore

    oh We’re Not Gonna Take It
    no, We Ain’t Gonna Take It
    oh We’re Not Gonna Take It Anymore
    no Way!

    oh…………………
    oh…………………
    we’re Right/yeah
    we’re Free/yeah
    we’ll Fight/yeah
    you’ll See/yeah

    we’re Not Gonna Take It
    no, We Ain’t Gonna Take It
    we’re Not Gonna Take It Anymore

    we’re Not Gonna Take It, No!
    no, We Ain’t Gonna Take It
    we’re Not Gonna Take It Anymore

    just You Try And Make Us
    we’re Not Gonna Take It
    come On
    no, We Ain’t Gonna Take It
    you’re All Worthless And Weak
    we’re Not Gonna Take It Anymore
    now Drop And Give Me Twenty
    we’re Not Gonna Take It
    oh Crinch Pin
    no, We Ain’t Gonna Take It
    oh You And Your Uniform
    we’re Not Gonna Take It Anymore

    source: http://www.lyricsondemand.com/onehitwonders/werenotgonnatakeitlyrics.html