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Saturday, May 07, 2011

Annual New Song Concert Tonight

by folkbum

Tonight at 8 at the Coffee House, my therapy group the songwriting collective I belong to holds its annual new song concert. Doors open and 7:30; suggested donation is $5, and they are always collecting cans for the Central City Church food pantry.

I have, I think, five whole decent songs from the past year to share, which may be a record. Of course, as a union thug discouraged public employee, I have had quite a lot to write about. Below are lyrics to the hopeful one, which will someday become the #WIUnion theme song, and I can retire a rich man and not have to worry about my pension being raided. See you tonight!
Reunion
Jay Bullock 2011

There’s a quiet snow falling on the heads of tens of thousands
Who have come to walk this mile as one
And to raise their voice in song with those around them
Reunion has begun

I have always been a hopeful believer
That the arc of history is real
Standing arm in arm with these my brothers
History is what I feel

We see the danger now in complacence
In doing what has always been done
We are coming back together as a nation
Reunion has begun

There’s something in us that seeks out something greater
As a compass seeks to point to the north
It’s been buried deep in apathy or anger
It’s time to let it free once more

There’s something in us moves us stronger
That’s different from the market or the gun
It’s the need we share to care for one another
Reunion has begun

We see the danger now in complacence
In letting them do what’s been done
We are coming back together as a nation
Reunion has begun

There’s a quiet snow falling on the heads of tens of thousands
Who have come to walk this mile with me
And to raise their voice in song with those around them
Oh say can you see

I have always been a hopeful believer
That the darkest night will see the sun
So I walk here arm in arm with these my brothers
Reunion has begun

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