Socially conscious musicians have treated the protesters at Zuccotti Park to a slew of impromptu concerts. Jeff Mangum, Pete Seeger, David Crosby and Graham Nash, Tom Morello, and Rufus Wainwright and Sean Lennon have all ventured down to Liberty Square to lend their support to the Occupy Wall Street cause. At 12:30pm EST today, Third Eye Blind adds their name to that esteemed list.
That’s right, folks. The band responsible for “Semi-Charmed Life,” your favorite track from the Wild Things soundtrack to touch on crystal meth and blowjobs, will be performing a protest song they have written for the movement. It’s called “If There Ever Was a Time,” and it sounds just like “Semi-Charmed Life,” but with lyrics like, “Things only get brighter when you light a spark, everywhere you go right now is Zuccotti Park.” Take a listen:
To think, just two months ago the Occupy Wall Street movement was fighting for relevancy, and now Third Eye Blind is writing songs for them. It really makes you think (it doesn’t really make you think).
Jackson Browne and Dawes will also be performing today, so head on down to One Liberty Plaza if you want to be able to tell your grandchildren that you saw Jackson Browne, Dawes, and Third Eye Blind play at Occupy Wall Street for some reason.