Sunday, November 4, 2012

Ever Feel Like a Small Fry?

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”    -Margaret Meade

“We must be the change we wish to see.”    -Gandhi

Who'd like to change the world?
Who wants to shoot the curl?
Who gets to work for bread?
Who wants to get ahead?
Who hands out equal rights?
Who starts and ends that fight?
And not rant and rave?
Or end up a slave?
Who can make hard won gains?
Fall like the summer rain?
Now every man must be, what his life can be

Who wants to please everyone?
Who says it all can be done?
And still sit up on that fence?
No one I've heard of yet
Don't call me baby
Don't talk in maybes
Don't talk like has-beens
Sing it like it should be
Who laughs at the nagging doubt?
Lying on a neon shroud?
Just gotta touch someone, I want to be

Who wants to sit around?
Turn it up turn it down?
Only a man can be
What his life can be

One vision
One people
One landmass
We are defenseless
We have a lifeline
One ocean
One policy
One passion
One movement
One instant
One difference
One lifetime
One understanding
One island
Our placemat
One firmament
One element
One moment
One fusion
Yes and one time

-Midnight Oil, “One Country” from Blue Sky Mining, 1989 (Moginie/Garrett)

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