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Ella’s Song ♫

By , July 30, 2014

 (originally posted on Mar 13, 2012)

Sweet Honey in the Rock

Ella’s Song

Ella’s Song Lyrics and music by Bernice Johnson Reagon Sung by Sweet Honey in the RockWe who believe in freedom cannot rest We who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comesUntil the killing of black men, black mothers’ sons Is as important as the killing of white men, white mothers’ sonsThat which touches me most is that I had a chance to work with people Passing on to others that which was passed on to meTo me young people come first, they have the courage where we fail And if I can but shed some light as they carry us through the galeThe older I get the better I know that the secret of my going on Is when the reins are in the hands of the young, who dare to run against the storm Struggling myself don’t mean a whole lot, I’ve come to realize That teaching others to stand up and fight is the only way my struggle survives I’m a woman who speaks in a voice and I must be heard At times I can be quite difficult, I’ll bow to no man’s word We who believe in freedom cannot rest We who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes Not needing to clutch for power, not needing the light just to shine on me I need to be one in the number as we stand against tyranny

Are We A Nation?

Bonus track  On Children

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