1968--song--the year in radical politics

Here is a song about 1968 in radical politics.Today , April 4, is the 36th anniversary of Martin Luther King's assassination in 1968 by the US government. To hear in real audio go to  http://mborkson.iuma.com

1. 1968 was a year I remember, revolution spilling to the streets,
1968, in the streets of Chicago, as the crooked politicians took
their seats,
and the revolution did ring, as the children did sing,
about love, about peace.

2. in 1968, the war it was raging, it made President Johnson resign,
Nixon took over, he escalated the bombing, America no longer
yours and mine,
and the draft cards did burn, as the children did learn,
about love, about peace.

3. in 1968, King and Kennedy were killed, by the governments conspiracy,
tragedy for the nation, hope had died, that someday wed all be free,
and the ghettoes did set aflame,and Buddhist monks did the same,
in the shadows of love, in the shadows of peace.

4. so heres to Abbie Hoffman, Bobby Seale, and the rest,
revolutionaries in Chicagos streets,
defying Hubert Humphrey, Mayor Daley, and the cops,
many a protestor they did beat,
lest we never forget, that its not over yet,
for love, for peace,
yeah, im singing about love, im singing about peace,
it was 1968, it was 1968....

add a comment on this article