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Songs of self-advocacy and self-determination

We want what you got!
A self-determination anthem
Words and music by Steve Holmes
(C) 1999

It’s really pretty simple
Response (after each line) We want what you got!
Not hard to understand
Forget all your plans

It’s no surprise
Open your eyes
We want our own lives

We’re not slots or beds
We want our own homes
We want real jobs

(Five silent lines with response, with the response varying from a whisper to very loud singing)

We’ll make it plain
No doubt should remain
It’s time for a change

Group homes are overrated
Workshops are outdated
It can’t be misstated

Hear our voices
We want our own choices
Self-Determination

We don’t want your dimes
It’s about time
Self-determination


(People can continue making up their own lines as we go--ending with five silent lines with a response, the response varying from a whisper to loud singing)

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