21 april, 2007

De vrijheidstrein

Twee keer heb ik een deel van de tekst gebruikt voor een hagepreek bij het zogenaamde Grenshospitium - de tekst van blue-eyed soul classic People got to be free van de (Young) Rascals (en tevens van Dionne Warwick).


All the world over, so easy to see
People everywhere just wanna be free
Listen, please listen, that's the way it should be
Deep in the valley, people got to be free

You should see, what a lovely, lovely world this'd be
Everyone learned to live together, ah-hah-unh
seems to me such an easy, easy thing this should be
Why can't you and me learn to love one another

All the world over, so easy to see
People everywhere just wanna be free
I can't understand it, so simple to me
People everywhere just got to be free
Ah, ah, yeah . . . ah, ah, yeah

If there's a man who is down and needs a helping hand
All it takes is you to understand and to see him through, ah-hah-unh
Seems to me, we got to solve it individually ah-hah-unh
And I'll do unto you what you do to me

There'll be shoutin' from the mountains on out to sea
(out to the sea)
No two ways about it, people have to be free
(they got to be free)
Ask me my opinion, my opinion will be
It's a natural situation for a man to be free

git right on board now

Oh, what a feelin's just come over me
Enough to move a mountain, make a blind man see
Everybody sing it now, come on, let's go see
Peace in the valley, now we ought to be free

See that train over there?
Thats the train of freedom
It's about to 'rrive any minute, now
You know it's been'a long, long overdue
Look out 'cause its a'comin' right on through

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