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  1. The Owners

From the recording Route 66

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Welcome to a journey into the future with the Norris Brothers Band across America’s historic Route 66. On this latest release, the plot thickens, and we discover the real enemy that has kept us separated, to prevent us from reaching our true potential. The Route 66 album will continue with signature Norris Brothers feel-good tunes, and will be released one song at a time as the ride and the stories unfold, with a full album release at the end of the journey. Join us! 
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Lyrics

The Owners
(Words and Music by Mitch Norris) 
©2020 Solar Powered Music (ASCAP) 


the young folks tried to change the world
when i was just a boy
with peace and love and music
and truth and hope and joy
but The Owners thrived on makin' war
and sellin' poison from the ground
so they came up with an evil plan
just to shut those hippies down
they bought up all the media
just a little more each year
to control the information
that we read and see and hear
they knew that thoughts turn into things
that create the world we see
so they filled our heads with sad ideas
to fuel our C.T.D.
they gave us bad songs on the radio
and reality TV
to split us up and bring us down
and keep us on our knees

after all the years of planning
The Owners got their way
they had sixty million voters
who'd do anything they say
now The N.Y.A. weren't evil
it was like they were asleep
they ignored the truth and let the owners
lead 'em 'round like sheep
they had their own news channel
and they made up their own facts
they were not constrained by reason
or by science or by math
The Owners said religious words
to keep 'em all in line
to make 'em feel self righteous
and to fill 'em up with pride
some were friends and family
and the people that we loved
so we had to save 'em from themselves
while we tried to wake 'em up

we were known as The 7B
the normal people like you and me
the peaceful and loving citizens of The Earth
well they kept us divided
for far too long
they tried to hide The Truth
that we were 7 Billion strong
I remember when we woke up
I was there when we spoke up
to The Owners
they were consumed by greed
The Owners
they took more than they needed
The Owners
it was never enough
The Owners
they didn't care about us

with The N.Y.A. addicted
to reality TV
it was time to send The Chosen One
it was easy as could be
they put that little orange clown
inside the big white house
to spread lies and confusion
and hate and fear and doubt
that clown was just an actor
and I'd seen his kind before
he was there just to distract us
while The Owners grabbed some more
they bought themselves some congressmen
and judges and the like
they did everything they could
to take away our voting rights
while the clown danced for The N.Y.A.
and the congress fought like fools
our daughters starved themselves to death
and our sons shot up the schools

well the clown had done some damage
and our hope was runnin' thin
we had The N.Y.A. outnumbered
but we knew we had to win
then The Owners got too greedy
and they pushed it way too far
they woke the sleeping giant
it was time to go to war
the young ones finally had enough
the truth had to be known
and they had their own media
that The Owners couldn't own
and though they thought they'd done enough
to take away our voice
The 7B lined up for miles
to register our choice
and the young folks changed the world again
like when I was a boy
with peace and love and music
and truth and hope and joy

we were known as The 7B
the normal people like you and me
the peaceful and loving citizens of The Earth
well they kept us divided for far too long
they couldn’t hide The Truth 
that we were 7 Billion strong
I remember when we woke up
I was there when we spoke up
to The Owners
they were consumed by greed
The Owners
they took more than they needed
The Owners
it was never enough 
The Owners 
they didn't care about us