Did We Shoot Them All Down?

In honour of MLK Day tomorrow (the 17th), here’s a song my talented daughter, Lisa, composed when she was just 15:

He advocated a simple life
And wore khadi day and night
God is not on one man’s side
An eye for an eye makes us blind
Makes us blind
He marched for civil rights and freedom
And had a dream in Washington
He told us all of the mountaintop
Told us ’bout the promised land
Promised land

Where have all the good men gone?
Have they all packed up and left town
Have they all just gone forever
Or did we shoot them all
Shoot them all
Shoot them all down

When Vietnam burned he saw red
Clashed with Nixon from his bed
He said “imagine there’s no country”
Urged the world to give peace a chance
Peace a chance
He fought for the cause of oppressed blacks
Replaced his surname with an X
He promised his people freedom’s light
Every one should be treated right
Treated right

Good men must start doing something
And make this world fit for everyone
Who’ll put their head above the wall
And put a flower in the smoking gun?

About thespeedofdark

David Winship has written an unauthorised autobiography and several critically disdained literary tomes. His work is frequently compared with Steinbeck, Orwell and Hemingway, but unfortunately Mike Steinbeck, Daisy Orwell and Howard Hemingway were all terrible writers. He has been totally overlooked for the most prestigious literary awards worldwide, which is a shame as most of the words are spelled correctly. In fact, his books contain material that ranks with the finest literary works in history: all the right letters are there, just not necessarily in the right order.

Dave’s blog (The Speed Of Dark Blog) is part of his crusade for truth and justice and universal entitlement to free real ale. It may well be that his whole purpose in life is to serve as a warning to others.

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