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Revolutionaries, unite: Third Eye Blind has released a song for OWS

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Third Eye Blind changes the world

At the height of the Vietnam War protests, Bob Dylan wrote: "So let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late." As Occupy Wall Street celebrated its two-month anniversary yesterday, alt-rock group Third Eye Blind decided it was time for a new rebel anthem. Revolutionaries, rejoice: everyone's favorite band from the American Pie soundtrack has recorded a song for OWS.

Can one song really change the world? 3EB Frontman Stephan Jenkins seems to think so. The way Jenkins sees it, the song, titled "If There Ever Was A Time," is an invitation to join the OWS movement:

"I think college students are going to come to terms with the unfairness of student loans, the hallowing out of jobs from finance based capitalism, and the depletion of public wealth. When you take money out of politics, which is what Occupy Wall Street is about for me, you reverse these trends. This song is meant to encourage their participation. I hope we flood this movement with music."

Well, it's about time those lazy-bones college students started getting involved with this thing! It's too bad 3EB didn't write an OWS anthem sooner — then everyone would've known it wasn't totally lame to make a difference or whatever. 

You know, Reagan once wanted to use Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA" as his campaign anthem, and The Boss flat-out said no. Can't OWS do the same thing with this?