The Year That’s Yet To Be

This song was written for the 2017 New Years Eve Gathering in Raleigh, NC, of the Repairers of the Breach New Poor People’s Campaign. The theme for the night was “Hope: We won’t give up on love and justice.” [Melody A starts low and Melody B starts high.]

(A) Another year has come and gone
As we gather here once more
To sing for love and justice
And a new deal for the poor.

(B) And now we raise our voices strong
’Though they might seem weak with age,
And ’though we’re one year older now,
We Grannies still can rage.

(A) For voting rights for everyone
We raise our voices high;
For a fair tax deal that’s not a scam,
And a prez who doesn’t lie.

(B) For good health care we can afford
And a planet pure and clean,
And the right to live harassment-free
In the year twenty-eighteen.

(B) For sanctuary cities for
Immigrants and refugees;
And a living wage for everyone
That won’t bring us to our knees.

(A) We’ve marched, we’ve rallied, gone to jail,
And signed petitions, too,
’Cause we have hope and we won’t stop
’Til all these dreams come true.

(B) “We won’t give up our hopes and dreams
For a world that’s safe and free
We won’t give up on love and justice…”
Sing those words with me:

(B) “We won’t give up our hopes and dreams
For a world that’s safe and free
We won’t give up on love and peace
In the year that’s yet to be.”

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