Friday, March 27, 2009

My Rainbow Race

Words and music by Pete Seeger
Rise Up Singing chapter: Ecology, p.36
G C D G / Em Am D G ://

My song for today is a beautiful Pete Seeger original. It's easy to play, too. Isn't that lovely?

One blue sky above us, one ocean lapping all our shores
One earth so green and round, who could ask for more?
And because I love you, I'm gonna give it one more try
To show my rainbow race it's too soon to die

Some people live like an ostrich
Bury their heads in the sand
Some hope that plastic dreams
Can unclench all those greedy hands
Some people want to take the easy way
Poisons, bombs, they think we need 'em
Don't you know you can't kill all the unbelievers
There's no short cut to freedom

Go tell, go tell all the children
Go tell all the mothers and fathers too
Now's our last chance to learn to share
What's been given to me and you

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