Friday, April 04, 2008

40 years later...

Martin Luther King, Jr., 04 April 1968 - 04 April 2008
amidst tracks of my tears, I had to post (sadly, as of 08 April 1997 now departed from this phase of eternal life) Laura Nyro's song again today; now that the biblical year "40" has arrived, how far we've journeyed yet so far we still have to go, "I can't study war no more" and I so hope you can't, either: take that dream and oh, please, please dare to ride that Dove for the life of the world...may every one of us soon discover grace in this wilderness!
Save the Country

Come on people, come on children
Come on down to the glory river
Gonna wash you up, and wash you down
Gonna lay the devil down, gonna lay that devil down.

I got fury in my soul, fury's gonna take me to the glory goal…
In my mind I can't study war no more.
Save the people! Save the children! Save the country now!

Come on, people! Come on, children!
There's a King at the glory river.
And the precious King, he loved the people to sing;
Babes in the blinkin' sun sang
We Shall Overcome.

I got fury in my soul
Fury's gonna take me to the glory goal…
In my mind I can't study war no more.
Save the people! Save the children! Save the country now!

Come on, people! Come on, children!
Come on down to the glory river
Gonna wash you up and wash you down.
Gonna lay the devil down, gonna lay that devil down.

Come on people! Sons and mothers!
Keep the dream of the two young brothers.
Gonna take that dream and ride that Dove…

We could build the dream with love, I know,
We could build the dream with love, I know,
We could build a dream with love, children,
We could build the dream with love, oh people,
We could build the dream with love, I know,
We could build the dream with love.

I got fury in my soul, fury's gonna take me to the glory goal…
In my mind I can't study war no more.

Save the people! Save the children!
Save the country, save the country,
Save this country now!

–Laura Nyro

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