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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:42 PM
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For meganmonkey and all the rest arrested on Monday
Was it Cesar Chavez or Rosa Parks that day?
Some say Dr. King or Ghandi
Set them on their way
No matter who your mentors are
Its pretty plain to see
That if youve been to jail for justice
Youre in good company

Have you been to jail for justice?
I want to shake your hand
Cause sitting in and laying down
Are ways to take a stand
Have you sung a song for freedom
Or marched that picket line?
Have you been to jail for justice?
Then youre a friend of mine

You law abiding citizens
Come listen to this song
Laws are made by people
And people can be wrong
Once unions were against the law
But slavery was fine
Women were denied the vote
While children worked the mine
The more you study history
The less you can deny it
A rotten law stays on the books
til folks with guts defy it!

Have you been to jail for justice?
I want to shake your hand
Cause sitting in and laying down
Are ways to take a stand
Have you sung a song for freedom
Or marched that picket line?
Have you been to jail for justice?
Then youre a friend of mine

Well the law is supposed to serve us
And so are the police
When the system fails
Its up to us to speak our piece
We must be ever vigilant
For justice to prevail
So get courage from your convictions
Let em haul you off to jail!

Have you been to jail for justice?
I want to shake your hand
Cause sitting in and laying down
Are ways to take a stand
Have you sung a song for freedom
Or marched that picket line?
Have you been to jail for justice?
Then youre a friend of mine
Have you been to jail for justice
Have you been to jail for justice
Have you been to jail for justice
Then youre a friend of mine

- Written by Anne Feeney performed by Peter, Paul & Mary
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