Some of the music we're singing!


We sing songs about social justice, civil rights and equality. Here are some of our favorite lyrics…

Turn The World Around – Raffi

We heard it from Mandela, turn this world around       For the children--turn this world around       The dreams of our young ones born into this world        Need respect and love to come alive       Honoring the children is what we're here to do       Now is the hour and we've got the power to       Turn, turn, turn, turn this world around.    

Gonna Take Us All – Jon Fromer

Gonna take us all to make a change, take us all to win the peace      gonna take us all in the streets     gonna take us all

We need the Buddhists and the Baptists     the Quakers and the Catholics too    the atheists and the agnostics, Muslims and Jews.  We need people of all nations    all colors and all creeds to put an end to war and put an end to greed….

Woke Up This Mornin’ with my Mind  -   traditional

Woke up this mornin’ with my mind stayed on freedom. Halleluia.  Walkin’ and talkin’ with my mind stayed on freedom…

“Freedom Medley” –  traditional

 
“Oh Freedom”, “Never Turning Back”, “We Shall Not Give Up the Fight” and “Freedom Is Coming”

Oh freedom over me. And before I’d be a slave I’d be

buried in my grave and go home to my Lord and be free.

Gonna keep on walkin’ forward -  never turning back.

Never turning back. We shall not give up the fight. We

have only started. Freedom is coming, oh yes, I know.

 
Something Inside So Strong  -  Labi Siffre

The higher you build your barriers the taller I become    The

farther you take my rights away the faster I will run

You can deny me, you can decide to turn your face away 

No matter 'cause there's       Something inside so strong

I know that I can make it though you're doing me wrong so wrong  You thought that my pride was gone  Oh, no, something inside so strong.

 

Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around   -  traditional

Ain’t gonna let nobody turn me around    I'm gonna keep on a-walkin', keep on a-talkin'       Marchin' up to freedom's land          

Ain't gonna let segregation turn me around       Ain't gonna let no Jim Crow turn me around       Ain't gonna let racism turn me around       Ain't gonna let no hatred turn me around       Ain't gonna let injustice turn me around.      
     
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I’m Gonna Sit at the Welcome Table  -  traditional

I'm gonna sit at the welcome table one of these days, hallelujah

I'm gonna feast on milk and honey one of these days, hallelujah

I'm gonna to tell God how you treated me, hallelujah

All God's children gonna sit together.

 

Pride (In the Name of Love) – U2

One man come in the name of love     One man come and go     One man come he to justify     One man to overthrow          In the name of love     What more in the name of love     In the name of love     What more in the name of love          One man caught on a barbed wire fence     One man he resist     One man washed up on an empty beach     One man betrayed with a kiss          In the name of love     What more in the name of love     In the name of love     What more in the name of love          Early evening, April four     Shot rings out in the Memphis sky     Free at last, they took your life     They could not take your pride          In the name of love     What more in the name of love     In the name of love     What more in the name of love          In the name of love     What more in the name of love     In the name of love.   


Welcome -  Jon Fromer 

Welcome, come on into my land

It's your land too; now…want to shake your hand

I want to know your story, the journey you've been on

Want to hear your language; want to learn your songs

The earth knows no borders, just one sky above

And friendship has no fences…no walls can stop the love.

 

May the Light of Love – David Roth 

May the light of love be shining deep within your spirit

May the torch of mercy clear the path and show the way

May the horn of plenty sound so everyone can hear it

May the light of love be with you every day.

 

Save the Country – Laura Nyro  

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.

 

Teach Your Children – Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

Teach your children well,

Their father's hell did slowly go by,

And feed them on your dreams

The one they picks, the one you'll know by.

Don't you ever ask them why, if they told you, you will cry,

So just look at them and sigh

And know they love you.



Shed a Little Light -  James Taylor   

Let us turn our thoughts today to Martin Luther King

and recognize that there are ties between us, all men and women living on the Earth.

Ties of hope and love, sister and brotherhood.

Shed a little light, oh Lord, so that we can see, just a little light, oh Lord.
 

Imagine  -   John Lennon

Imagine there's no heaven   It's easy if you try   No hell below us  Above us only sky

Imagine all the people   Living for today...       Imagine there's no countries   It isn't hard to do

Nothing to kill or die for  And no religion too    Imagine all the people  Living life in peace...       You may say I'm a dreamer

But I'm not the only one   I hope someday you'll join us    And the world will be as one       Imagine no possessions   I wonder if you can

No need for greed or hunger    A brotherhood of man

Imagine all the people  Sharing all the world...       You may say I'm a dreamer   But I'm not the only one

I hope someday you'll join us   And the world will live as one.