Monday, January 21, 2008

We've Come A Long Way, Baby!

On today, MLK Day, I can't help but be a little hopeful that we are, in fact, progressing as a culture, a society, a nation. I want to believe that Dr. King would be pleased to see that, in this political season, we have not only a black man running for President of the United States, but a woman as well.

Oh, these are troubled times, to be sure. Leaders are hard to find. But, you know, I think maybe they always have been scarce.

Abraham, Martin, and John

Has anybody here seen my old friend Abraham?
Can you tell me where he's gone?
He freed a lot of people,
But it seems the good they die young.
You know, I just looked around and he's gone.








Anybody here seen my old friend John?
Can you tell me where he's gone?
He freed a lot of people,
But it seems the good they die young.
I just looked around and he's gone.










Anybody here seen my old friend Martin?
Can you tell me where he's gone?
He freed a lot of people,
But it seems the good they die young.
I just looked 'round and he's gone.










Didn't you love the things that they stood for?
Didn't they try to find some good for you and me?

And we'll be free
Some day soon, and it's a-gonna be one day ...


Anybody here seen my old friend Bobby?
Can you tell me where he's gone?
I thought I saw him walkin' up over the hill,
With Abraham, Martin and John.

6 comments:

Dick Small said...

I should have been mentioned in that song:
Has anybody here
seen my old friend Mister small
can you tell me
where he's gone.
He's on probation
But he never should'a been convicted
He got a raw deal
He's the maaaannnn...

jimmycity said...

Dick: You got me all teary, there!

Dick Small said...

Hahahaa

Dick Small said...

... although, I'm embarrassed to say, I always thought that first line said "David Niven", not Abraham. And I always wondered why he was included. After all, he didn't do anything.
He was a good actor, though. But he didn't free people.
And another thing, Abraham was, like, 120 or something when he died, so he wasn't young. at all.
But it always was one of my favorite songs. Even though I just totally "picked it apart"...

Grant Miller said...

As much as I dislike GWB, things could always be worse.

At least that's what I tell myself.

g-man said...

Nice Post Jimmy. (maybe it should be Jimi for this post :)