Heartfelt soulful tribute song to Martin Luther King, Jr; comparing political situation today to sixties; asking what King would do if he were alive today; smooth souful sax, female lead vocal; has charted in Europe in UK & Norway; deep haunting philosophical activist-oriented provocative lyric. Female Vocals, RnB, Country-Soul
Track Summary Music Track Title: Brother Martin Catalog ID: 540863 ISRC: US5UL1226173
Description: Heartfelt soulful tribute song to Martin Luther King, Jr; comparing political situation today to sixties; asking what King would do if he were alive today; smooth souful sax, female lead vocal; has charted in Europe in UK & Norway; deep haunting philosophical activist-oriented provocative lyric.
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Arrangement: Band / Ensemble Instruments: Guitar, Congas, Drum Kit, Bass, Electric Guitar, Organ, Saxophone, Tambourine, Alto Saxophone, Shaker, Drum, Keyboard, Mezzo Soprano Voice Vocal Mix: Female Vocals Language: English
Album: Who Would Jesus Bomb?
Use Restrictions: Use in products or commercial advocating or advertising use of illegal drugs or tobacco prohibited Use in satan-worship, devil worship, anti-religion or similar extreme productions prohibited Use in products or productions advocating racial, sexual or similar discrimination or bias prohibited
Styles: Bluesy, Documentary, Drama / Mature, Film Vocal, Jazzy, Movie Trailer, News / Investigative, Political, Section / Credits, TV Vocal
Lyrical Topics: Dark / Brooding, History, Politics, Jesus, Inspirational
Freedom, freedom, freedom, over me...
Was the darkest of many desperate days in nineteen sixty-eight Before a nation lost her soul in a hail of bullets at Kent State Like our best friend, in your prime, they had to go and take you down And I wonder how things would be today if you were still around?
Would mainstream radio still be just as one-sided? And would a nation called “united” be so divided? Would there be a nightmare every day somewhere in Iraq? And would soldiers have their own nightmare who somehow made it back? Would backlash from a clueless Congress still be barely startin' If you were here with us today, brother Martin?
Would children still be so afraid to go outside and play? As their future is discarded, would we still look the other way? Would a president still say, “if you're not with us, you're against us”? As veterans sittin' in wheelchairs are called “traitors” when they protest? Would World War Three be just a stone's throw away from startin' If you were here with us today, brother Martin?
Now though we were born with a different shade of skin Freedom rings within my soul, just like we're next of kin And before I'll be their slave, I'll be buried in my grave And gone on to our home... free at last
Copyright Freedom Tracks Music ASCAP
Extended Keywords: hunger jobs poor people march protest unemployment recession R&B politics Bible God political hope despair liberal progressive healthcare health environment society leftist left left-leaning socialist current issues media misinformation propaganda war anti-war racism religion law legal history historical philosophy Civil Rights Human Rights people golden rule hope spiritual thoughtful saxaphone soul R&B soulful smooth blues tribute historical cultural human rights civil rights King