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#1124826 - 03/03/17 11:32 AM Keepers of the Dream  
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A classic message for the times, don't you think?

KEEPERS OF THE DREAM

c2017 Brian Beecher


Once a southern preacher
Told us that he had a dream
That we’d live in peace and harmony
No matter what race or creed

Now all have something to say
To the establishment
You’ll be getting an earful
Regarding our hopes and wants

In two thousand eight we heard that
Change is supposed to occur
This is what was largely promised
But what was said fell on deaf ears

The rich are getting richer
While the poor are sinking fast
With efforts to obliterate
What’s left of the middle class

Karma, karma, karma
It will catch up to them one day
We can’t stay silent forever
Time for us to have our say

Keepers of the dream
Keepers of the dream
It’s time that they are listened to
The keepers of the dream

They are gathering and taking
Knowledge and planting seeds
Come the day that we hear all voices
We shall overcome the powers’ greed

They are trying to be one chorus
Singing in unison
But while their hands are tied they can’t reach out
To get anything wishful done
Keepers of the dream

In two thousand eleven
At a park in N Y C
Many folks gathered to occupy
Standing up for what they believe
Then there were shouts of “black lives matter”
Then there were chants of "I can’t breathe”
Then there were women marching around the globe
Creating another field of dreams

Hear them as uniquely distinct voices
That all have a role to play
In challenging the status quo
That has long since had its day

Keepers of the dream
Keepers of the dream
It’s time that they are listened to
The keepers of the dream

They are gathering and taking
Knowledge and planting seeds
Come the day that we hear all voices
We shall overcome the powers’ greed

They are trying to be one chorus
Singing in unison
But while their hands are tied they can’t reach out
To get anything wishful done
Keepers of the dream



Last edited by beechnut79; 08/08/17 09:18 AM.
#1124827 - 03/03/17 11:36 AM Re: Keepers of the Dream [Re: beechnut79]  
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You sure have this down! I love songs that inspire me and yours surely does. Karma will happen eventually. Nice song!

#1124835 - 03/03/17 12:07 PM Re: Keepers of the Dream [Re: beechnut79]  
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Funny thing about karma. I don't recall ever hearing that word until we got bogged down in Vietnam. Now it is part of our language.

#1124904 - 03/05/17 11:03 AM Re: Keepers of the Dream [Re: beechnut79]  
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Really nailed this in my opinion. I agree and could see everything you mentioned. Great lyric.

Douglas


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#1125211 - 03/11/17 02:37 PM Re: Keepers of the Dream [Re: beechnut79]  
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I like it. the song title is great. Keepers of the dream. that could be a movie title.


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