eco-punks' lyrics that their ideology is directly presented to those who would otherwise refuse toread their signs. The songs and chants are able to reach everybody who can hear them; althoughsomeone can easily shut their eyes, it is more difficult for them to shut their ears. Correspondingly,eco-punk songs and chants come from many different sources--some from activist individuals andsome from activist organizations.Protest songs and chants, aside from getting the eco-punk message out to the community, serveother purposes: strengthening the movement from the inside, building a sense of community andsolidarity between the protesters, reinforcing the ideals of the group, and others. There are manysongs written simply for this purpose. A song by Casey Neill, an eco-punk lyricist, was writtenespecially for reinforcing solidarity between protesters during the Critical Mass Bike rides(demonstrations where people take the streets back from the automobiles with neo-ludditeintentions):If anyone should ask you, "How did this movement start?"If anyone should ask you, "How did this movement start?"If anyone should ask you, "How did this movement start?"Well, tell them it started here in my heart.It rose, it rose, it rose from the dead,It rose, it rose, it rose from the dead,It rose, it rose, it rose from the dead,And my faith will bear my spirit home.If anyone should ask you, "Which side are you on?"Well if anyone should ask you "Hey, which side are you on?"If anyone should ask you, "Which side are you on?"Well, tell them it doesn't matter--this time it's everyoneIt rose, it rose, it rose from the dead,It rose, it rose, it rose from the dead,It rose, it rose, it rose from the dead,And my faith will bear my spirit home.These words are intended to provoke the energy needed to carry out a successful protest, meaning ademonstration where the protesters have enough drive to spread their opinions. The third stanza of this song further reinforces the fact that the eco-punk subculture is trying to better the world for everyone, not just themselves. By asking the protesters and the listeners of the protest to concedethat "this time it's everyone," Neill is acknowledging that the duty to stop the destruction and pollution of the earth (in this scenario, as a result of automobiles and road construction) is anobligation that everyone has to each other if the goal is ever to be reached.Another song often used by eco-punks that is intended to create a sense of community comes froman organization known as the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). Also known as the Wobblies,the IWW is based upon the concept of the worker's union. In unions, workers are strong, andthrough songs such as "Solidarity Forever," the power of the group (versus the power of theindividual) is promoted. The first verse (of approximately ten on record) in this song directlyaddresses the necessity to organize, as there is power in numbers:When the union's inspiration through the workers bloodshed won,There can be no greater power anywhere beneath the sun,What force on earth is weaker than the feeble strength of one?