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  •  Morning tune (16+ / 0-)

    A teachable moment song edition.

    If you'd take the train with me
    Uptown, thru the misery
    Of ghetto streets in morning light,
    It's always night.
    Take a window seat, put down your Times,
    You can read between the lines,
    Just meet the faces that you meet
    Beyond the window's pane.

    And it might begin to teach you
    How to give a damn about your fellow man.
    And it might begin to teach you
    How to give a damn about your fellow man.

    Or put your girl to sleep sometime
    With rats instead of nursery rhymes,
    With hunger and your other children
    By her side,
    And wonder if you'll share your bed
    With something else which must be fed,
    For fear may lie beside you
    Or it may sleep down the hall.

    [Chorus]

    Come and see how well despair
    Is seasoned by the stif'ling air,
    See your ghetto in the good old
    Sizzling summertime.
    Suppose the streets were all on fire
    The flames like tempers leaping higher
    Suppose you'd lived there all your life,

    D'you think that you would mind?
    And it might begin to reach you
    Why I give a damn about my fellow man;
    And it might begin to teach you
    How to give a damn about your fellow man

    "If you pour some music on whatever's wrong, it'll sure help out." Levon Helm

    by BOHICA on Wed Nov 20, 2013 at 05:56:48 AM PST

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