Tay Zonday is the man with the chocolate-smooth voice behind the perplexing viral hit "Chocolate Rain." The catchy song made Zonday a YouTube sensation. And now, he's back with another song not about confectioneries but about the economy. You read that right -- and get ready for another viral sensation.
The new song is called "Mama Economy" and includes lyrics such as:
Mama economy make me understand
All the numbers why Daddy's on a welfare plan
'Turnin thirty forty fifty gotta move in with my parents
And the stocks go up but the jobs disappear
They don't ask why corporations
are human citizens
Or why grandma pays more taxes
Cause she lacks stock dividends
+So the Ph.Ds and the G.E.D.s
Cry with Ayn Rand down at the temp agency
Sayin' "we believed in
But there's more to the story--
Someone answer me!
Gawker calls the song "an anthem for the 99 percent," explaining that it touches "upon neoliberalism, market socialism, the 'Ph.Ds and the G.E.D.s' who 'cry with Ayn Rand down at the temp agency,' wage stagnation, and many other issues that the Occupy Wall Streeters have been talking about."
The song doesn't specifically mention the Occupy movement, but it does seem to parrot some of the Occupiers rhetoric. If you're ready for it, you can listen below:
And in case you've never heard Zonday's original hit "Chocolate Rain," you can take it all in below: