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To think it all started with Rosa refusing to give up her seat

Posted on 2006.26.03 at 11:43
How I feel about it all: goodgood
Soundtrack: Pete Seeger - Take It From Dr. King (in my head)
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That antiwar song meme, gacked from many:

When you see this in your journal, post the lyrics to an antiwar song

This one isn't in-your-face antiwar, but its subtle message is very much so--nonviolence can do miracles, and it has. So, drop the gun. :)

HOW MUCH DO I LOVE PETE? THIS MUCH! *STRETCHES ARMS WIDE*


Take It From Dr. King
Words and music by Pete Seeger


Down in Alabama, nineteen hundred fifty-five
Not many of us here tonight were then alive;
A young Baptist preacher led a bus boycott,
He led the way for a brand new day without firing a shot.

Don’t say it can’t be done
The battle’s just begun
Take it from Dr. King
You too can learn to sing,
So drop the gun.

Oh those must have been an exciting 13 years.
Young heroes, young heroines.
There was laughter, there were tears,
Students at lunch counters,
Even dancing in the streets.
To think it all started with Rosa
Refusing to give up her seat.

Song, songs, kept them going and going;
They didn’t realize the millions of seeds they were sowing.
They were singing in marches, even singing in jail.
Songs gave them the courage to believe they would not fail.

We sang about Alabama nineteen hundred fifty-five,
But since 9-11 we wonder: Will this world survive?
The world learned a lesson from Dr. King:
We can survive, we can, we will.
And so we sing —

Don’t say it can’t be done
The battle’s just begun
Take it from Dr. King
You too can learn to sing
So drop the gun



Now to go help more with the getting-ready stuff for ickle Jacob's first birthday party. *blats on virtual noisemaker*

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