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    Let's drink to the hard working people
    Let's drink to the lowly of birth
    Raise your glass to the good and the evil
    Let's drink to the salt of the earth

    Say a prayer for the common foot soldier
    Spare a thought for his back breaking work
    Say a prayer for his wife and his children
    Who burn the fires and who still till the earth

    And when I search a faceless crowd
    A swirling mass of gray and
    Black and white
    They don't look real to me
    In fact, they look so strange

    Raise your glass to the hard working people
    Let's drink to the uncounted heads
    Let's think of the wavering millions
    Who need leaders but get gamblers instead

    Spare a thought for the stay-at-home voter
    His empty eyes gaze at strange beauty shows
    And a parade of the gray suited grafters
    A choice of cancer or polio

    And when I look in the faceless crowd
    A swirling mass of grays and
    Black and white
    They don't look real to me
    Or don't they look so strange

    Let's drink to the hard working people
    Let's think of the lowly of birth
    Spare a thought for the rag taggy people
    Let's drink to the salt of the earth

    Let's drink to the hard working people
    Let's drink to the salt of the earth
    Let's drink to the two thousand million
    Let's think of the humble of birth

    Let us all have the strength to see the humanity in our enemies, and the courage to let them see the humanity in ourselves.

    by Nowhere Man on Sun Nov 20, 2011 at 07:01:24 PM PST

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