Fit for a King

May 7, 2011
By mariahdances GOLD, Torrance, California
mariahdances GOLD, Torrance, California
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Favorite Quote:
"The most important thing in a conversation is to hear what isn't being said"

A man who stood up for what he believed in
He stood above all things
He wore a crown of courage
A crown fit for a king
Although he didn’t sing
He did use his voice
To inspire and rejoice
No matter the color of your skin, no matter what you look like
If you want respect you have to take a stand and fight
With all your might, don’t give up
We won’t stop till they get enough
Lock us up, throw away the keys
We’ll be right back knocking on your door Christmas Eve
We’re not giving up; we will get what we deserve
Telling us we’re not good enough, well I think you have some nerve
Look Sir, how can you judge someone when you don’t know them?
If they think we will just sit here getting stepped on, well I’ll show them
We will blow them, out the water

Mothers and fathers will walk miles with picket signs
Yes, I know we have crossed the line
But in time, the signs will not say “Colors Only”
Blacks will not sit in the back of the bus by their lonely
And no, I am not the only one who feels this way
And as I say this, all you can do it sit there and stare
As you hold your breathe, like there is no kind of air
As we stand up for freedom, don’t you see ‘em?
Marching in the hot weather
Asking for what we want, just for us to be together
At first it felt like a feather, but now it’s like a boulder
Carrying this weight on my shoulders
We say our speech, and you just sit their and grind your teeth
While we’re back on our feet, standing up for what we believe
Yes, we can achieve our goals and our dreams
Now we dance to the rhythm of freedom
If we can’t join them, we beat them
Now sink your teeth in the new and improved world
Black boys and white girls, all on the same bus
No fighting, no screaming not giving a fuss

Martin Luther King fought for all of these things
At first he was just a man who believed, then he grew angel wings
His job was done, now we’re all together as one
Around the bush we went, only time, not money spent
We got just what we asked for
Not less, nor more
Now we can stand up
Rejoice and sing
Because the world is much different now
Different for you and me
So bow down to the man with the crown
Martin Luther King

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