Monday, January 19, 2009

Tomorrow, the Dream Comes Alive

I, Too, Sing America
by Langston Hughes

I, too, sing America.

I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.

I'll be at the table
When company comes.
Nobody'll dare
Say to me,
"Eat in the kitchen,"

They'll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed--

I, too, am America.

We the People Who Are Darker Than Blue
by Curtis Mayfield

We people who are darker than blue
Don't let us hang around this town
and let what others say come true

We're just good for nothings they all figure
A boyish, grown up, shiftless jigger
Now we can't hardly stand for that
Or is that really where it's at?

Pardon me, brother, while you stand in your glory
I know you won't mind if I tell the whole story
Pardon me, brother, I know we've come a long, long way
But let us not be so satisfied for tomorrow can be an
An even brighter day

If only Martin Luther King Jr. had lived to see tomorrow.


Behzad said...

congratulation for Obama's inauguration, and thanks for Erasure video. reminded some memories.

Sean said...

Thanks Behzad! My pleasure with the Erasure vid. Hopefully I'll be able to get my hands on the new releases and share some more good stuff.