Song Lyrics

 

March “Marshalls” will lead off these songs and chants, in the following approximate order. We are providing  these lyrics, so that you can join in making this March a celebration of hope and determination.

 

Chants and Songs

 

We are unstoppable!

Another world is possible!

Enough is enough!

 

Olam Chesed Yibaneh

Olam chesed yibaneh       yai dai dai, yai dai dai 

Olam chesed yibaneh       yai dai dai, yai dai dai 

I will build this world from love...       yai dai dai 


And you must build this world from love... yai dai dai 
And if we build this world from love...        yai dai dai 
Then God will build this world from love... yai dai dai

 

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         Looking back with Love Not Hate!

 

Stop the Silence!

End gun violence!

 

         Marching Forward It’s not too late!

 

Stop the Silence!

End gun violence!

 

THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN’

Come gather ‘round people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
You’ll be drenched to the bone.
If your time to you
Is worth savin’
Then you better start swimmin’
Or you’ll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin’

 

Come writers and critics
Who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide
The chance won’t come again
And don’t speak too soon
For the wheel’s still in spin
And there's no tellin' who
That it’s namin’.
For the loser now
Will be later to win
For the times they are a-changin’

 

Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don't stand in the doorway
Don't block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled

 

There’s a battle outside
And it is ragin’.
It’ll soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin’

 

Come mothers and fathers
Throughout the land
And don’t criticize
What you can’t understand
Your sons and your daughters
Are beyond your command
Your old road is
Rapidly agin’.
Please get out of the new one
If you can’t lend your hand
For the times they are a-changin’

 

The line it is drawn
The curse it is cast
The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past
The order is
Rapidly fadin’.
And the first one now
Will later be last
For the times they are a-changin’


 

IF I HAD A HAMMER

 

If I had a hammer
I'd hammer in the morning 
I'd hammer in the evening
All over this land 
I'd hammer out danger
I'd hammer out a warning
I'd hammer out love between 
My brothers and my sisters, ah-ah
All over this land, oooh.

 

If I had a bell
I'd ring it in the morning
I'd ring it in the evening
All over this land 
I'd ring out danger
I'd ring out a warning 
I'd ring out love between 
My brothers and my sisters, ah-ah
All over this land, oooh.

 

If I had a song
I'd sing it in the morning
I'd sing it in the evening
All over this world
I'd sing out danger
I'd sing out a warning
I'd sing out love between 
My brothers and my sisters ah-ah
All over this land, oooh.

 

I got a hammer
And I've got a bell
And I've got a song to sing
All over this land
It's the hammer of justice
It's the bell of freedom
It's the song about love between 
My brothers and my sisters
All over this land, oooh.

 

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No more gun violence in the U.S.A!                         Enough! Is Enough!

Nor more caving to the N.R.A.!                                 Enough! Is Enough!

Children are dying in our streets every day!           Enough! Is Enough!

Grandparents shot while they’re trying to pray!     Enough! Is Enough!

 

STOP – THE - gun violence NOW!

STOP – THE – gun violence NOW!

 

ENOUGH!   IS ENOUGH!

BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND

How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?
How many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
Yes, ‘n’ how many times must the cannon balls fly
Before they’re forever banned?
The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind.

 

Yes, ‘n’ how many years can a mountain exist
Before it’s washed to the sea?
Yes, ‘n’ how many years can some people exist
Before they’re allowed to be free?
Yes, ‘n’ how many times can a man turn his head
And pretend that he just doesn’t see?
The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind.

 

 

Yes, ‘n’ how many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky?
Yes, ‘n’ how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
Yes, ‘n’ how many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people have died?
The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind


 

DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE

I’m gonna lay down my sword and shield
Down by the riverside
Down by the riverside
Down by the riverside.

I’m gonna lay down my sword and shield
Down by the riverside.


I ain’t gonna study war no more

I ain’t gonna study war no more
I ain’t gonna study war no more
I ain’t gonna study war no more

I ain’t gonna study war no more
I ain’t gonna study war no more

 

I'm gonna lay down my heavy load
Down by the riverside
Down by the riverside
Down by the riverside

I'm gonna lay down my heavy load
Down by the riverside
Ain’t gonna study war no more

 

I ain’t gonna study war no more

I ain’t gonna study war no more
I ain’t gonna study war no more
I ain’t gonna study war no more

I ain’t gonna study war no more
I ain’t gonna study war no more.


 

During the Tree Planting in Schenley Park:

 

Imagine

 

Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people living for today

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people living life in peace, you

 

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope some day you'll join us
And the world will be as one

 

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger

A brotherhood of man

Imagine all the people sharing all the world, you

 

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope some day you'll join us
And the world will be as one

 



 

Olam Chesed Yibaneh

 

Olam chesed yibaneh       yai dai dai, yai dai dai 

Olam chesed yibaneh       yai dai dai, yai dai dai 

 

I will build this world from love... yai dai dai 
And you must build this world from love... yai dai dai 
And if we build this world from love... yai dai dai 
Then God will build this world from love... yai dai dai

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