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  • A young man picked me up in his van,
    He took me to a place in his sky.
    A dream upon which he liked to fly
    A plan to play his guitar in tune

    With the earth, the sky, the sun and the moon
    And to walk the streets of the slums and reach out
    With his music to touch the lost souls there...

    The lonely ones who just didn’t care
    Whether tomorrow comes or yesterday goes,
    Wrapped in their T.V.’s and old winter clothes, in summertime...

    Hitting heavy on bottles of wine,
    Searching with needles for a still virgin vein
    Lurching and crying, pissing blood with their pain...

    Mothers with sons dying out on vicious slum streets
    Potential doctors getting their young heads beat in
    Future lawyers spending their lives in a jail,
    For petty thefts, for illegal sales

    Of their futures, their dreams, their resistance, their pride…
    For these men and their mothers, John’s guitar softly sighed
    And it screamed out in pain, for his people it cried…
    It did not try to hide from the truth!

    John’s guitar was living proof that
    John still carried some scars of his youth in the slums.

    Now John had his home on the outskirts of town,
    A place in the sky, a dream he had found
    And carved into reality With the strength of his hands, and his mind...
    John was a truly incredible man…
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