Fixing America In 500 Words Or Less


Chapter 52

WITHIN YOU AND ME
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     Some say he started a religion, some say he was a radical Jew
     No doubt, he taught us all by example, what our conscience says we should do
     Like we want to be treated ourselves is the way to treat our sister and brother
     It's the key to human and civil rights, yeah, and the sum of all that matters

           Look out among you, my mother, my sister, my brother
           We must have love for each other if we want to be free
           And if we want to save the planet we must help the people on it
           A friend of sinners holds the keys to liberty
           And change down here begins within you an' me

     He went up against right-wing religion and tried to teach us what's really is true
     Standin' up for peace and freedom, he warned us not to do what they do
     Like we want to be treated ourselves is the way to treat our sister and brother
     And those who teach otherwise are against their own children, father an'
          mother

     There's a wall in Arizona along the border in Nogales
     Someone painted on it in Spanish, "walls turned sideways are bridges"

           Look out among you, my mother, my sister, my brother
           We must have love for each other if we want to be free
           And if we want to save the planet we must help the people on it
           A friend of sinners holds the keys to liberty
           You know, change down here begins within you an' me

           Yeah, we need help from above, 'cause God in heaven's got all the love
           And change down here begins within you an' me *


* Based on the far beyond liberal "good news" of Jesus of Nazareth.  Dedicated to Mohandas K. Gandhi, whose personal example reflects the message of Jesus more than all of the conservative Christian religious combined, to César Estrada Chávez and to Dolores Huerta: “Let my people go.”





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