Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Nobody but the Brave

Redeem the Dream; Resume the March

Reflecting on the 1963 March on Washington and summoning Americans to march again.

Tonight as the darkness falls

I'm thinking back fondly to 1963
And the way our lives and outlook used to be
As the hallowed words come back to me
From TV shows, the voices ring out
In quite moments when the silence can nearly shout
I recall how we would walk and, talk about
What we had to do so the dream would work out

You said:
Nobody but the brave
Nobody but the brave
Those alone are strong enough to save
Something from what everybody gave

Nobody but the brave
Nobody but the brave

It seems these nights I see you again my friend
The way you looked way back then
And, on a night like this
I know that person no longer really exists
Except for a momentary gleam in some student’s eyes
Or the snatch of a song from some cars rushing by
That's where I find you all right
Though in my heart you still shine bright

I think
Nobody but the brave
Nobody but the brave
Who still is strong enough to save
Something from the hope the movement gave

Nobody but the brave
Nobody but the brave

Now tonight once more
I search my heart and every place I’ve looked before
Looking for, what I had long so ago, but don’t have any more
Just waiting to see it come life again and see you walking through my door
That’s a pearl I imagine holding my hand
It reminds me of hopes I once held when I believed we had a chance
To wake this nation from its trance
And watch the tides of justice stream
Carrying with them the hopes, the joys, the dream

Now again tonight I see the faces of my old friends
Caught in a game they've got no chance to win
Getting beat, going in retreat and coming back to try again
Until their spirit fails or their heart gives in

Now who is it that dares decide
Whether the dream will thrive or callously be pushed aside
Have they ever walked down the streets at night
And looked into the eyes filled with plight
We all know they’d never dare
We all know they clearly don’t care
When trouble befalls us who alone will be there

Nobody but the brave
Nobody but the brave
No one my friend, no one and nobody but the brave

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