gospel

I was very far away
when the cardboard sign called out to the world
“the beginning is near”
opened up my lips to say something
something then swept high in the gorgeous tide
so blue so clear

clear eyes on the prize before us
clear eyes on the path laid down
from memphis to madison
cairo to nyc
here amid the law and lawless
here where you finally saw us
now reborn

solitary voices become one
building of a new world has begun
shopworn gospel brought back in the sun
human evolution never done

new accountability
with a new old fashioned sense of justice
justice I said justice
corporate personality
with a motive built on more than profit
justice we said justice

clear eyes on the far horizon
clear lines of connection
between water planet future and history

here amid this ugly beauty
here where all ego disappears
in true democracy

solitary voices become one
building of a new world has begun
shopworn gospel brought back in the sun
human evolution never done

it’s gonna take a long time but we’re not going away...