27 August 2009

gonna take that dream and ride that dove




Gratitude: thank you, Anna, Diary of an Eccentric for Hugh and Bess by Susan Higganbotham. I'm so excited to read this and share it with my friends!



Gratitude: thank you, Cheya (Booklogged) at A Reader's Journal, for The Guernsey Library and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer. I love epistolary fiction, and I've wanted to read this book for a long time. I know I'm going to enjoy it because every friend who has read it is still raving about it.



Gratitude: this morning, on my way to work, I was listening to an album by Laura Nyro. Do you remember the song, "Save the Country"? I cried when she sang about the two young brothers. Now there are three. Please, people, let the dream live on.


Come on, people! Come on, children!
Come on down to the glory river.
Gonna wash you up, and wash you down,
gonna lay the devil down, gonna lay that devil down.

Come on, people! come on, children!
Come on down to the glory river.
Gonna wash you up and wash you down.
Gonna lay the devil down, gonna lay that devil down.


I got fury in my soul, fury's gonna take me to the glory goal.
In my mind I can't study war no more.
Save the people! Save the children! Save the country now!


Come on, people! Come on, children!
There's a king at the glory river.
And the precious king, he loved the people to sing;
Babes in the blinkin' sun sang
"We Shall Overcome."

Come on people! Sons and mothers!
Keep the dream of the two young brothers.
Gonna take that dream and ride that dove.
We could build the dream with love, I know,

I got fury in my soul, fury's gonna take me to the glory goal.
In my mind I can't study war no more.
Save the people! Save the children! Save the country now!

We could build the dream with love, I know,
We could build a dream with love, children,
We could build the dream with love, oh people,
We could build the dream with love, I know,
We could build the dream with love.

7 comments:

Anna said...

You're very welcome! You're in a for a treat with Guernsey. I absolutely loved that book!

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Daphne said...

I loved Guernsey too -- you will adore it! Beautiful song lyrics...

Donna Lee said...

I've been trying to get Guernsey at the library. I like epistolary fiction,too. I remember reading the letters of Abigail and John Adams while in college and was in awe of their education and wit.

Booklogged said...

You've been lucky this week. I haven't won a book in a very long time. I hope you'll enjoy The Guernsey as much as I did. I'm looking forward to reading Hugh and Bess one of these days.

KnitNana said...

Thanks for the Nyro lyrics. I will check out the song (probably will remember it when I hear it!!)

Yup. We can't lose the dream.
(congrats on your prize...a bit of sunshine on the sad week...)
(((hugs)))

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60GoingOn16 said...

Loved the Guernsey book and always loved that Nyro song too.

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