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Jackeens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:47 PM
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This Land Is Your Land
Edited on Sat Jan-24-09 10:11 PM by Jackeens_for_Obama
Hiya everyone,

Just got back from Washington yesterday, will post photos soon, but for now...the single most wonderful few moments of my life: listening to Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen singing This Land Is Your Land at the Sunday concert, and watching Barack Obama sing along....we sang and danced and hugged folk we didn't even know, it felt like the world was, after all, a beautiful place. Do I sound like an old hippie? :-) Maybe. What the hell!



http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=Xg0wiOHc9tI





This land is your land This land is my land
From California to the New York island;
From the red wood forest to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and Me.

As I was walking that ribbon of highway,
I saw above me that endless skyway:
I saw below me that golden valley:
This land was made for you and me.

I've roamed and rambled and I followed my footsteps
To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts;
And all around me a voice was sounding:
This land was made for you and me.

When the sun came shining, and I was strolling,
And the wheat fields waving and the dust clouds rolling,
As the fog was lifting a voice was chanting:
This land was made for you and me.

As I went walking I saw a sign there
And on the sign it said "Private Property"
But on the other side it didn't say nothing,
That side was made for you and me.

In the shadow of the steeple I saw my people,
By the relief office I seen my people;
As they stood there hungry, I stood there asking
Is this land made for you and me?

Nobody living can ever stop me,
As I go walking that freedom highway;
Nobody living can ever make me turn back
This land was made for you and me.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:48 PM
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1. It's on HBO right this minute
We've been missing you!
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:50 PM
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2. Can't wait to see your pics! It must have been an incredible experience.
Thanks for this post.
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Suich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:55 PM
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3. Glad you're back, Jackeens!
Can't wait to see your pics!

:)
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 11:11 PM
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4. That was also my biggest point of victory. Not only because it has
connected Democrats since FDR but because I was about 4 years old the first time I heard that song on the radio. I also love Pete.
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 11:28 PM
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5. Looking forward to more photos of that spectacular day.
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firedupdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 11:35 PM
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6. That was great! Eagerly awaiting your pics! n/t
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1Hippiechick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 12:59 AM
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7. I know many will echo the same thoughts: we can hardly wait! Welcome back, friend! :) n/t
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asteroid2003QQ47 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 04:43 AM
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8. Party time!


Human beings are so made that the ones who do the crushing feel nothing; it is the person crushed who feels what is happening. Unless one has placed oneself on the side of the oppressed, to feel with them, one cannot understand.
--Simone Weil


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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 05:18 AM
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9. I knew we had come a long way when I saw Barack singing along to this
as Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen performed to honor his inauguration.

"This Land Is Your Land" would not have been performed at a Republican inauguration, and probably not too many, if any Democratic ones.

:loveya:
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lamp_shade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 05:51 AM
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10. Where the hell have you b...... never mind. We missed you. Welcome back. n/t
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JohnnyLib2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 08:34 PM
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11. Your fan club awaits...................

post 'em, post 'em all! :hi:
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