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Archive for November 27th, 2012

NH Slim was listening to the Beatles on a classic rock station , grateful it was not some ‘80s metal hair band, when he remembered Eric Wolfe used to include at least one Beatles song in every puppet show he wrote.  Slim has no idea if Eric is still puppeteering, but he asked me to send this one Eric’s way just in case.

 

When I find myself in times of trouble Mother Jones begins to sing,

Mourn the dead but fight hard for the living.

And when it gets confusing her voice sounds to me clear as a bell

Fight hard for the living, fight like hell.

Fight like hell, fight like hell, fight like hell, fight like hell,

Mourn the dead and fight hard for the living.

When I find myself in times of conflict AJ Muste comes to say

There is no way to peace, peace is the way

When war and strife surround me and it gets worse each and every day

That’s when AJ says peace is the way.

Peace is the way, peace is the way, peace is the way, peace is the way

There is no way to peace, peace is the way.

Joe Hill and John L Lewis sometimes show up right before my eyes,

They have only one word, organize.

We’re in it for the long haul with our eyes set firmly on the prize

And there’s a way to get it, organize.

Organize, organize, organize, organize,

There’s a way to get it, organize.

And in my times of struggle Mahatma Gandhi calls out something strange

Means are ends and you must be the change.

Although it seems intuitive to work for what you want arranged,

There’s a better answer, be the change.

Be the change, be the change, be the change, be the change

Means are ends and you must be the change.

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