W.O.R.D.S.

W.O.R.D.S.

Words won’t scratch an itch
Words can’t lick a wound
Words won’t pull your mother from a ditch
And in music they take back seat to tune

Words won’t pay the bills
Words can’t feed the kids
Words won’t cure your grandma ‘s ills
And in stone they do state what God forbids

They’re a Way Of Relaying Data Somehow
A Way Of Relating Dreams
In a WORD they’re What Our Readers Devour
And What One’s Reality Deems
WORDS are Ways One Replaces Doing, See?
And they’re sent When Old Relatives Die
What’s the thing we keep With Out Real Dependability
In a World Outspoken Realms Deny

Words can make you rich
Words will make a woman swoon
Words can make a man laugh, become a sales pitch,
Or make an aging poet rhyme rings round the moon

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We Give Democracy Its Name

We Give Democracy Its Name

For the smile of a child that has grown up free
For the gleam in their eyes that we all have seen
For the freedom to choose how to live and to be
For the fact that it’s still envisioned for me

We can say “Thanks!” loud and hearty
May or children say the same
Thanks to the Party
That gives Democracy its name

For the wish that came true from our forefathers’ dreams
For the beacon of truth that they brought overseas
For the prayers that were answered on immigrants’ knees
For our grandma and grandpa’s best memories

We can say “Thanks!” loud and hearty
May or children say the same
Thanks to the Party
That gives Democracy its name

Let’s extend an invitation to all those who will not rest
Until future generations see our nation at its best
And fo all those before, who’ve prayed for the same
Let’s together proclaim, “We give Democracy its name

So we say “Thanks!” loud and hearty
May or children say the same
Thanks to the Party
That gives Democracy its name

For a country as varied as you and me
For the Bill that ensures our equality
For the people who traveled to find liberty
For the people who’ve done it for centuries
We can say “Thanks!” loud and hearty
May or children say the same
Thanks to the Party
That gives Democracy its name

We can say “Thanks!” loud and hearty
May or children say the same
Thanks to the Party
That gives Democracy its name

© 2011 David Brunoehler