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We Are the Change
Author: BobR    Date: 02/01/2008 13:08:21

Everybody deals with bad situations in different ways. Some people lash out, some people withdraw. When I heard about Edwards suspending his campaign on Wed., I didn't know what to do with my feelings. I suggested to my love that she channel her feelings into her art. I decided to take my own advice, and channel it into music.

Understand that I studiously avoid trying to write political music. There are very few that can do that and make it work. There are SO many bad political songs out there...

But - I fell asleep Wednesday night with the beginnings of a song in my head, and woke up yesterday with it nearly finished. I haven't had a chance to really work out the music parts or record it, but I am sharing the lyrics (subject to change) with the blog today...

We Are The Change
Change....
Change is in the air
We can feel it in our bones
We can feel the need to care.

Now...
Now is the time
The journey of a thousand miles
Begins with a step - step by step we start to climb...

We - we are the ones
We can be the change we want to see in the lives of everyone
We - we are the ones
We can be the change we want to see, but we've only just
We've only just begun

Hope...
There's hope in our hearts
They can silence those who speak for us
But our voices won't be silenced - not when our singing starts

We - we are the ones
we can be the change we want to see in the lives of everyone
We - we are the ones
we can be the change we want to see, but we've only just
We've only just begun

As we chip away the mountain
and turn it into sand
As we face the mighty ocean on the shore
Our single voices join together
As we're standing hand in hand
Listen to that mighty roar
"We're not going to take it any more!"

Love...
Love is the way
Shine enlightenment into the night
To bring the light of day
We'll never go away

We - we are the ones
we can be the change we want to see in the lives of everyone
Yes we - we are the ones
we can be the change we want to see, but we've only just
We've only just begun

We are the change
We are the change
We are the change

172 comments (Latest Comment: 02/02/2008 05:13:37 by Mondobubba)
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Comment by velveeta jones on 02/01/2008 13:26:06
BOB!! Awesome!! Bravo, bravo.........

..........oh wait, this is what you like............



:boobs:





Comment by m-hadley on 02/01/2008 13:38:57
BobR,

I can't wait to her those beautiful words set to music - great lyrics! I'm home from work this morning - sore throat, but my spirit is feeling feeling better. I am encouraged by the civility of the debate last night and even happier that Judge Robertson ruled in favor of the plaintiffs in the eleven year ongoing class action lawsuit (Cobell v. Kempthorne) that is seeking to resolve the mismanagement of the federal gov't's trust responsibility to individual Indian account holders. During the summer of 2006 I had the pleasure of meeting and hosting Elouise Cobell (the Lead Plaintiff in the lawsuit). She is a very inspirational woman who is dedicated to making sure that Indians finally receive justice from the U.S. gov't. That is a question I would like to ask every remaining candidate - "Where do you stand on resolving the Cobell litigation?" Just my mornin' thoughts - nothing as inspirational as a song, but what's rattling around in my pea brain ;)

Comment by TriSec on 02/01/2008 14:15:15
Morning, comrades!







<-- starting early today!



Comment by Raine on 02/01/2008 14:25:06
:coffee: Good morning!

Comment by Raine on 02/01/2008 14:26:25
Uh oh... wassup w/ the this am?

Comment by Raine on 02/01/2008 14:28:00
Heya faye.. that is very good news.





Comment by Raine on 02/01/2008 14:28:29
Quote by velveeta jones: BOB!! Awesome!! Bravo, bravo.........

..........oh wait, this is what you like............



:boobs:



Velveeta you sure now how to make a guy smile !!!



Comment by Raine on 02/01/2008 14:35:00
this one is for the limpball...

Comment by velveeta jones on 02/01/2008 14:36:44
Question:

How can I persuade my house to build another house?



Anyone?

Comment by shelaghc on 02/01/2008 14:36:46
My whole schedule for the day has just been scrapped......



I have an interview at a hospital.

Comment by Raine on 02/01/2008 14:38:17
Quote by shelaghc: My whole schedule for the day has just been scrapped......



I have an interview at a hospital.


:clap: that is wonderful news!

Comment by Raine on 02/01/2008 14:39:13
Quote by velveeta jones: Question:

How can I persuade my house to build another house?



Anyone?


Just ask Mitt RayGun Romney.... he'll tell you!

Comment by TriSec on 02/01/2008 14:39:52
Ah, it's more celebratory instead of medicinal.



Your Loyal TriSec has just logged a hell of a week...and people have noticed! :party:





Comment by Raine on 02/01/2008 14:40:42
This is for you for later Shelagh...



KO Special comment from last night.





Comment by Raine on 02/01/2008 14:41:22
Fnck yno Billo... :grumble:

Comment by Raine on 02/01/2008 14:42:07
Quote by TriSec: Ah, it's more celebratory instead of medicinal.



Your Loyal TriSec has just logged a hell of a week...and people have noticed! :party:



:D then that is great news! Happy friday!!!



Comment by shelaghc on 02/01/2008 14:43:13
Crap. I'm trying to find anything out about the guy I'm interviewing with but I can't even find him by name.

He's a doctor and a frickin' chairman for crying out loud. There *has* to be something about him somewhere.



Comment by Grumpymann on 02/01/2008 14:45:35
BobR I got chills.

I want my MP3!

Comment by Raine on 02/01/2008 14:50:47
about joe in 2004?

Comment by Raine on 02/01/2008 14:51:48
Comment by shelaghc on 02/01/2008 14:52:16
Thanks Raine!

Actually I dled it from C&L last night. Great stuff as usual.



And I've finally found a satellite TV package that I couldn't resist. It'll include local channels and several news channels - in particular MSNBC.



Comment by Grumpymann on 02/01/2008 14:58:30
Dose ANYONE know where I can find a stream for mama THAT WORKS!?

Comment by Raine on 02/01/2008 15:01:31
Flipper TV! Brought to you by the Democratic PArty!



Flipper TV... McCain



You can click on any of the candidates heads and see the flip flop they make.

Comment by shelaghc on 02/01/2008 15:03:50
Okay - this was *not* the best time for my printer to run out of ink....



Comment by Raine on 02/01/2008 15:08:00
Because it's Friday, and I love this song... I dedicate this to all my blog buds!





Comment by livingonli on 02/01/2008 15:08:09
Good morning everyone. :coffee:



Waking up is hard to do.

Comment by Raine on 02/01/2008 15:08:33
Quote by Grumpymann: Dose ANYONE know where I can find a stream for mama THAT WORKS!?
WE have a link to Nova M right over there in our links section, Grump!



Comment by wickedpam on 02/01/2008 15:08:39
Morning! :hug:

Comment by livingonli on 02/01/2008 15:10:42
Quote by shelaghc: Thanks Raine!

Actually I dled it from C&L last night. Great stuff as usual.



And I've finally found a satellite TV package that I couldn't resist. It'll include local channels and several news channels - in particular MSNBC.



Did you go with DirecTV or Dish Network?

Comment by Grumpymann on 02/01/2008 15:11:11
ICN hears that Karl Rove will join Fox News Channel as a contributor and will likely be used throughout Super Tuesday coverage…
Right Wing Welfare @ Work

Comment by shelaghc on 02/01/2008 15:12:04
Quote by livingonli:
Quote by shelaghc: Thanks Raine!

Actually I dled it from C&L last night. Great stuff as usual.



And I've finally found a satellite TV package that I couldn't resist. It'll include local channels and several news channels - in particular MSNBC.



Did you go with DirecTV or Dish Network?




Dish - only $25 a month and the guy threw in Animal Planet for my Mom.



Comment by Grumpymann on 02/01/2008 15:13:28
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Grumpymann: Dose ANYONE know where I can find a stream for mama THAT WORKS!?
WE have a link to Nova M right over there in our links section, Grump!



Thanks

Comment by livingonli on 02/01/2008 15:13:28
Quote by Grumpymann:
ICN hears that Karl Rove will join Fox News Channel as a contributor and will likely be used throughout Super Tuesday coverage…
Right Wing Welfare @ Work


It seems like Fixed Noise of going with the strategy of sticking even more with the Republicans as viewers are turning away in droves.

Comment by shelaghc on 02/01/2008 15:13:40
Okay - I need to run out and get some printer ink and make some copies. Interview is at 1:00 today.



And no Steph on the radio machine to keep me company while I'm driving.



:-<



Comment by Raine on 02/01/2008 15:13:57
Quote by Grumpymann:
ICN hears that Karl Rove will join Fox News Channel as a contributor and will likely be used throughout Super Tuesday coverage…
Right Wing Welfare @ Work




Comment by Raine on 02/01/2008 15:14:46
Quote by shelaghc: Okay - I need to run out and get some printer ink and make some copies. Interview is at 1:00 today.



And no Steph on the radio machine to keep me company while I'm driving.



:-<

see you in a bit shelagh!



Comment by livingonli on 02/01/2008 15:15:06
Quote by shelaghc:
Quote by livingonli:
Quote by shelaghc: Thanks Raine!

Actually I dled it from C&L last night. Great stuff as usual.



And I've finally found a satellite TV package that I couldn't resist. It'll include local channels and several news channels - in particular MSNBC.



Did you go with DirecTV or Dish Network?




Dish - only $25 a month and the guy threw in Animal Planet for my Mom.



That's a good deal. Sounds like you got the AT200 package + locals. Now that's a bargain.

Comment by Raine on 02/01/2008 15:17:02
BTW, I should add that if anyone has any other links for us for the steph stream, please fell free to email it to us!

Comment by Raine on 02/01/2008 15:17:58
Comment by Grumpymann on 02/01/2008 15:18:21
Ill = ChimpyMcBush

Comment by Raine on 02/01/2008 15:19:36
TRAVEL TO KOREA!

quick! like the Air America Cruises these tours are filling up fast!!!

Comment by BobR on 02/01/2008 15:20:06
morning, folks... :coffee:

Comment by Raine on 02/01/2008 15:21:29
Comment by Grumpymann on 02/01/2008 15:21:54
Quote by BobR: morning, folks... :coffee:


Hey BobR need a back Up singer?

Comment by wickedpam on 02/01/2008 15:24:47
So did anyone watch LOST or was it all about the debate, which looked rather sedate in the late night recap.

Comment by BobR on 02/01/2008 15:24:54
Quote by Raine: TRAVEL TO KOREA!

quick! like the Air America Cruises these tours are filling up fast!!!


Yikes.



I've been in the S. Korea airport (Seoul).



Yes, there was Kim Chi available in the airport concessions...

Comment by wickedpam on 02/01/2008 15:25:40
Quote by Raine: TRAVEL TO KOREA!

quick! like the Air America Cruises these tours are filling up fast!!!








Comment by BobR on 02/01/2008 15:25:56
Quote by Grumpymann:

Hey BobR need a back Up singer?


Yes, but you'd probably just phone it in...





Considering you're almost a thousand miles away... :lol:

Comment by BobR on 02/01/2008 15:26:39
Quote by wickedpam: So did anyone watch LOST or was it all about the debate, which looked rather sedate in the late night recap.


We recorded it - we'll watch it tonight.

Comment by livingonli on 02/01/2008 15:27:10
Quote by Raine: TRAVEL TO KOREA!

quick! like the Air America Cruises these tours are filling up fast!!!


Fun and frolic with Dear Leader. Almost as much fun as being with Randi Rhodes. :P