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  • Anarchy. Chaos. Hatred. Ugly Americans. Blood in the streets.

    Where are you Joan Baez? Where are the protest songs, the songs that unite us, that strengthen us and ignite us? Where are you, Joan Baez? Please sing us awake...

    The Lower Road
    by Joan Baez

    Cut me down,
    Bury this rosary
    Somewhere out of town,
    Somewhere out by the sea

    And take this ring,
    Give it to Emily
    And tell her I’m peaceful now,
    Tell her I’ve been released

    I will be rolling on, I will be rolling on . . .

    Well I know that dream,
    I know it all too well
    Starts like a lonely voice
    And shifts to a tolling bell

    Like rain on a dusty ground
    Small bones in the driest well
    The spark breathes a fiery tongue
    And the tongues kiss the cheek of Hell

    I will be rolling on, I will be rolling on
    I’ve had my part to play, now I am going home . . . .

    There’s no telling which way boys
    This thing is gonna take hold
    From the fruit on a poplar tree
    To the bruise round a band of gold

    From the blood in a far country
    To the war of just growing old
    We travel a long road
    And it’s lonely and it is cold

    And we will be rolling on, We will be rolling on
    We had our part to play now we are going home

    We will keep rolling on
    We will keep rolling on
    ‘Cause for every midnight hour
    There’s always a rising sun ...

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