Why We Sing – Not Entertainment

Lyrics by: Rose DeShaw
Gaggle: Kingston
Tune: Dunbarton’s Drums (also: Shall We Gather At The River?)

The grannies are not entertainmentWe sing out of a deep commitment
To justice, peace and equal treatment
For all of those who cannot speak
2) Our social programs they are cutting
To give more money to the rich man
Instead if there was fair taxation
Our nation’s pain would soon be healed
3) Cutbacks to all our institutions
These can’t go on, they aren’t solutions
In history, this brought revolutions
What will they bring to us today?
4) We sing about the poor and helpless
How government has grown so callous
Our grandkid’s faces rise before us
We stand and sing, to bring them peace.