John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton
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Let us turn our thoughts today to Martin Luther King

Shed a Little Light

Let us turn our thoughts today
To Martin Luther King
And recognize that there are ties between us
All men and women
Living on the earth
Ties of hope and love
Sister and brotherhood
That we are bound together
In our desire to see the world become
A place in which our children
Can grow free and strong
We are bound together
By the task that stands before us
And the road that lies ahead
We are bound and we are bound

There is a feeling like the clenching of a fist
There is a hunger in the center of the chest
There is a passage through the darkness and the mist
And though the body sleeps the heart will never rest

     Shed a little light, oh lord
     So that we can see
     Just a little light, oh lord
     Wanna stand it on up
     Stand it on up, oh lord
     Wanna walk it on down
     Shed a little light, oh lord

Can’t get no light from the dollar bill
Don’t give me no light from a tv screen
When I open my eyes
I wanna drink my fill
From the well on the hill
Do you know what I mean?

     Shed a little light, oh lord
     So that we can see
     Just a little light, oh lord
     Wanna stand it on up
     Stand it on up, oh lord
     Wanna walk it on down
     Shed a little light, oh lord

There is a feeling like the clenching of a fist
There is a hunger in the center of the chest
There is a passage through the darkness and the mist
And though the body sleeps the heart will never rest

Oh, let us turn our thoughts today
To Martin Luther King
And recognize that there are ties between us
All men and women
Living on the earth
Ties of hope and love
Sister and brotherhood

James Taylor (born 1948)

And here's a recording of Shed a Little Light from James Taylor's 1993 album Live. This was ripped at a low bitrate to keep the file size down, so the quality might not be the best, but if you don't like it you can always buy a better one.

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