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We are Them

 
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byMr_Yesterday
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Dedicated to Caitlin Ayer, who’s been marching in NYC…

Notes on 6-23:
— Replaced FX files to reduce some HF noise
— B-flat minor, in case it seems hard to use

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We are Them
(cc)BY D A Ayer 2020-06-21

When my daughter went out marching, I went and wrote this song
while my neighbor went and bought himself a gun
and while I’m hoping that the future he imagines won’t come true
I think I’d rather work to make another one.

Don’t think of us…opposed to them.
Don’t value friendship less than everything you own.
Don’t think that somehow you’ll get back on top again.
The world is moving on, you’ll find yourself alone.

Now folks are rising up today to make this world a better place
against the forces that oppose them as before
and while the scars of history testify to (the) pain of past mistakes
it seems we’ll have to just endure a little more.

Don’t make the past…more than it was.
Don’t trade tomorrow for some bygone yesterday.
Don’t think your sword won’t turn to rust.
The sun is coming up, you’ll wish yourself away.

Now there’s a peace that comes with silence—how I long to hear that sound—
but at this moment silence spells complicity
along with fear and subjugation and the quiet of the grave…
Raise up your voice aloud and make reality!

Don’t try to wish…this fight away.
Don’t think that violence ever makes a coward brave.
Don’t turn your back on love today
‘cause in the end yours just might be the soul you save.

Don’t think of us opposed to them. (That’s not the way to make things right!)
Don’t value friendship less than everything you own.
Don’t think that somehow you’ll get back on top again. (That’s not the fight!)
The world is moving on, you’ll find yourself alone.

Don’t make the past more than it was. (Those crimes can never be excused!)
Don’t trade tomorrow for some bygone yesterday.
Don’t think your sword won’t turn to rust. (It has no virtue once it’s used!)
The sun is coming up, you’ll wish yourself away.

Don’t try to wish this fight away. (It will rise stronger than before!)
Don’t think that violence ever makes a coward brave.
Don’t turn your back on love today (Hate can’t protect you any more!)
‘cause in the end yours just might be the soul you save.
 

"We are Them"
by Mr_Yesterday

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