Realize the Dream (March on Washington)

We’re the Raging Grannies and it’s turning our hair gray
To think that men in suits are taking all our rights away.
We fought this fight before and now we fight again today!
Not one step back! No way!

They want to take us back in time when bigots ruled the land,
When women, blacks, and poor folks from the voting booths were banned.
But this is our democracy and this is our demand:
Not one step back! No way!

No more citizens arrested!
For 50 years now we’ve protested
To realize the dream and gain democracy for all!
Not one step back! No way!

Do they think that we don’t know just what their scheming laws have done?
How redistricting is how they got the votes they say they won?
Now they’re passing voting laws that make it hard for everyone.
Not one step back! No way!

We’ve voted all our lives; there’s not a struggle we have missed;
But they want to just ignore us and pretend we don’t exist.
Once again our rights are threatened and we’re seriously pissed!
Not one step back! No way!

No more citizens arrested!
For 50 years now we’ve protested
To gain a true democracy with equal rights for all!
Not one step back! No way!

We’ve got to get together, young and old and black and white,
The unemployed and union folks, and work with all our might,
To realize the dream and fight to keep our hard-earned rights.
Not one step back! No way!

No more citizens arrested!
For 50 years now we’ve protested
To gain a true democracy with equal rights for all!
Not one step back! No way!

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