People movin’ out People movin’ in Why, because of the color of their skin Run, run, run, but you sho’ can’t hide An eye for an eye A tooth for a tooth Vote for me, and I’ll set you free
Air pollution, revolution, gun control, Sound of soul Shootin’ rockets to the moon Kids growin’ up too soon Politicians say more taxes will Solve everything And the band played on ….
Fear in the air, tension everywhere Unemployment rising fast, The Beatles’ new record’s a gas And the only safe place to live is On an Indian reservation ….
And the band played on Eve of destruction, tax deduction City inspectors, bill collectors Mod clothes in demand, Population out of hand Suicide, too many bills, hippies movin’ To the hills People all over the world, are shoutin’ End the war And the band played on.
Copyright 1970 Jobete Music Company, Inc.
This was the general feeling in 1970 …. where did take the fork in the road which brought us here?
At the end of the day, we need a “time out”. As we feel the pressure of our reality, we need to recharge. We need the energy to go at it again tomorrow and many tomorrows to come. In the meantime, we need soothing inner peace.
I don’t mean to say forget, hide and remain inactive. I don’t propose to ignore what lies ahead of all of us. I mean that we can’t give what we don’t have. To be able to tackle what awaits us, we need to gather ourselves, to gain momentum and fuel our spirits for this daunting task. There’s a lot to unravel, a lot to undo, a lot to rebuild.
I do not believe that we can continue along this pathway much longer.
We need to retreat, recharge and act. We need soothing for our weary, confused and tired souls.