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Thread #49018   Message #741421
Posted By: Mrrzy
03-Jul-02 - 10:28 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: For the Godless March on Washington
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: For the Godless March on Washington
In many states, atheists are legally barred from holding certain positions, like judges, senators, representatives, and other government posts. That is discrimination as I know and loathe it.

While I'm at it, I'm going to try to rewrite another great song, This Land Is Your Land.

Original: This land is your land, this land is my land, from California, to the New York Island, from the redwood forests, to the Gulf Stream waters, this land was made for you and me.

I'm going to leave the Your Land part alone, even though I firmly believe you ought not to claim ownership of anything you haven't created. I'd rather think of us as stewards of the land than its owners. But it's the This land was made for you and me part I need a new line for. How about, This land is here for you and me?

Next verse: I roamed and rambled, and I followed my footsteps, to the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts, and all around me, a voice was singing.... I'd only change "a voice" to "my voice" or leave it alone, it could be a human singing. When you're out in the desert long enough you might not recognize your own voice...

Next: As I went walking that ribbon of highway I saw above me that endless skyway, I saw below me that golden valley - no changes.

What other great American songs are there that would adapt well?

And Praise/WYSIWYG, yes, my beliefs are thought through, glad you think so!