Sunday, November 23, 2008

The One I Love

She sang at a benefit today. The benefit helps raise money for high school graduates to go on to study in the arts. I think she may inspire more than she knows. She sang this song, and we all sang along:

This land is your land This land is my land
From California to the New York island;
From the red wood forest to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and Me.

As I was walking that ribbon of highway,
I saw above me that endless skyway:
I saw below me that golden valley:
This land was made for you and me.

I've roamed and rambled and I followed my footsteps
To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts;
And all around me a voice was sounding:
This land was made for you and me.

When the sun came shining, and I was strolling,
And the wheat fields waving and the dust clouds rolling,
As the fog was lifting a voice was chanting:
This land was made for you and me.

As I went walking I saw a sign there
And on the sign it said "No Trespassing."
But on the other side it didn't say nothing,
That side was made for you and me.

In the shadow of the steeple I saw my people,
By the relief office I seen my people;
As they stood there hungry, I stood there asking
Is this land made for you and me?

Nobody living can ever stop me,
As I go walking that freedom highway;
Nobody living can ever make me turn back
This land was made for you and me.


twinsetellen said...

She didn't sing all those verses at the recent corporate event, but she was still awesome. I love her, too, and you!

beegirl said...

She didn't sing all of them on Sunday, either, but they were so wonderful, I wanted to post them all. Funny how things don't change all that much? Made me think of your hobo night with Lisa.