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Thread #153298   Message #4088692
Posted By: Joe Offer
18-Jan-21 - 08:15 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Jon Fromer (1946-2013)
Subject: ADD: Gonna Take Us All (Jon Fromer)
Gonna Take Us All

by Jon Fromer

We need the Buddhists and the Baptists

The Quakers and Catholics, too

The atheists and agnostics

The Muslims and the Jews

We need people of all nations

All colors and all creeds To put an end to war, now And put an end to greed

Chorus:      Gonna take us all, to make a change

Take us all, to win the peace

Gonna take us all in the streets

Gonna take us all . . . . . . . . . Gonna take us all

We need the immigrants and the unions

The Greens and the gays

The hip-hoppers and . . . be-boppers, And Women for Equal Pay

Farm workers out in the sun, The homeless out in the rain

The seniors and the soccer moms

For a world that is humane                        Chorus

We need your friends and your neighbors

The poets and the painters Socialists and the anarchists Pacifists and the humanists Every culture and community,

It takes black and white and brown

Sometimes we won’t see eye to eye,

But we stand on common ground             Chorus