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.
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.