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Can We Change the Lie ? Can We Change the Lie ?
by Leah Sellers
2011-10-17 09:43:24
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A Song from 1980's for a friend who asked me to write and sing a Song for a democratic fundraiser in San Antonio, Texas.  I saw then, as did many others what Ronald Reagan's sweeping deregulations of the Corporations and Banks would eventually lead to. During that time period we were all hopeful that Reagan's mistakes could be turned around by the democratic party. We were mistaken, and so now, here all of Us are - in quite a jar of Global sour fiscal pickles.

However, Hope does reign Eternal !

We can still (with backbreaking hard work, fervor and perseverence) turn this unethical, immoral and unjust debacle around.

We all (knowingly and unknowingly) helped to Create it.  We all (knowingly and unknowingly) can help to dismantle and re-Create (and fine tune) Our National and Global Economic and Political systems.



Can We Change the Lie ?

 
There's a Child over there looking hungry and scared
He holds out his Hand needing Someone to Care
We turn Our heads
And pretend We don't See him
 
While the Poor suffer more
While the Rich grow more Elite
We shrug Our shoulders and just stare Our feet
 
We Say - Things will Better - You know they'll get Better
 
It's a Lie !
We Know it's a Lie
Behind it We hide from the things We're afraid of
No Evil We See
No Evil We Hear
Until We forget what it Feels like to Give Love
Can We Change the Lie ?
 
There's a Woman over there bent in despair
She's got two Babes to Feed and a Husband somewhere
She doesn't know where
It's been months since she's seen him
 
There's a Man over there with a beer on his knee
Escaping his Life through a rental TV
The things he Sees stir a Madness inside him
He doesn't want to Face the Rage in his Life
So he beats his kids and abuses his Wife
 
We Say - Things will get Better - You know they'll Better
 
It's a Lie !
We Know it's a Lie
Behind it We hide from the things We're afraid of
No Evil We See
No Evil We Hear
Until We forget what it Feels like to Give Love
Can We Change the Lie ?
 
We're Living in Times where a dollar's worth more
Than Truth or Justice or Our Neighbors next door
We're hanging Ourselves on a Rope called Apathy
 
Every day We kill the Earth a little more
With Our chemical wastes
And Our crazy Wars
 
And still We Say - Things will get Better - You know they'll get Better
 
It's a Lie !
We know it's a Lie
Behind it We hide from the things We're afraid of
No Evil We See
No Evil We Hear
Until We forget what it Feels like to Give Love
Can We Change the Lie ?
 
Can We Change the Lie ?


    
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