"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." Edgar Degas

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

There's A Better World Coming


"You can listen to Woody Guthrie's songs and actually learn how to live." Bob Dylan

I woke up today feeling helpless and hopeless. There's something about a madman shooting hundreds of people from a hotel window that breeds helplessness. And something more about living in a country of cowards who bow before the National Rifle Association that breeds hopelessness. 


Then I heard it was 50 years ago today that Woody Guthrie died and I felt a little ashamed. Because this land is my land. And I am sick to death of this land being turned into a playground for gun nuts. And even if I don't live to see the death of our sick gun culture, I know in my heart that someday it will die the grisly death it so richly deserves.

"The people are building a peaceful world, and when the job is done, that'll be the biggest thing that man has ever done." Woody Guthrie
  




There's a better world that's a-coming
I'll tell you why, why, why
There's a better world that's a-coming
I’ll tell you why
We will beat them on the land, on the sea, and in the sky
There's a better world that's a-coming
I'll tell you why

There's a better world that's a-coming
And don't you see, see, see?
There’s a better world that’s a-coming
Don’t you see?
When we'll all be union and we'll all be free
There's a better world that's a-coming
Don't you see?

There’s a better world that’s a-coming
Don’t you know, know, know?
There’s a better world that’s a-coming
Don’t you know?
I’m a union man in a union war
It’s a union world I’m fighting for
There’s a better world that’s a-coming
Don’t you know?

There's a better world that's a-coming
I'll tell you why, why, why
There's a better world that's a-coming
I’ll tell you why
Out of marching out of battling
You can hear the chains a-rattling

There's a better world that's a-coming
I'll tell you why