In my own wacky mind I’m thinking it might be a good idea to listen to some social justice lyrics on election day. Here are a few that came to me. Feel free to offer your own.
Ten Top Song Lyrics for Election Day . . .
- It’s a beautiful day; don’t let it get away . . . without voting (Bono)
- What kind of father would take his own daughter’s rights away? And what kind of father might hate his own daughter if she were gay? (Pink)
- Why am I soft in the middle when the rest of my life is so hard? (Paul Simon)
- So often have I wondered where these homeless brothers go, down in some hidden valley where their sorrows cannot show. (Don McLean)
- . . . our children are watching us, they put their trust in us, they’re gonna be like us; so let’s learn from our history, and do it differently (Dixie Chicks)
- Cause I’m bluffin’ with my muffin; I’m not lying; I’m just stunnin’ with my love-glue-gunning (Lady Gaga)
- I’ve been trying to get down to the heart of the matter, but my will gets weak and my thoughts seem to scatter. But I think it’s about forgiveness. (Don Henley)
- It’s just a theory. A particular set of assumptions. It’s just a theory; an educated guess, a conclusion not forgone (Tracy Chapman)
- After changes upon changes we are more or less the same. After changes we are more or less the same (Paul Simon)
- In times like these and in times like those, what will be will be and so it goes . . . and it always goes on and on and on and on and on. On and on and on and on and on it goes, hmm (Jack Johnson)