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The House I Live In… a patriotic anthem in the United States of America during World War II — May 13, 2016

The House I Live In… a patriotic anthem in the United States of America during World War II

The House I Live In written by Abe Meeropol, a former Bronx schoolteacher…who became a composer, a lyricist, and a target of the House Committee on Un-American Activities.” The Brother by Sam Roberts

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“This became a patriotic anthem in America during World War II. The lyrics describe the wonderful things about the country, with images of the era like the grocer, the butcher, and the churchyard. The “house” is a metaphor for the country.”

http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=2306

Who can make America great? Only the people!

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Strange Fruit was written by Abe Meeropol, “a former Bronx schoolteacher who became a composer, a lyricist, — May 10, 2016

Strange Fruit was written by Abe Meeropol, “a former Bronx schoolteacher who became a composer, a lyricist,

and a target of the House Committee on Un-American Activities.”  Abe Meeropol and his wife Anne “legally” adopted two boys in 1957. “Among the songs,  Abe Meeropol wrote were ‘Strange Fruit,’ which Billie Holiday popularized and the ‘House I Live In,’ an American Hymn.” The Brother by Sam Roberts.

 

http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/b/billie_holiday/strange_fruit.html

Southern trees bear a strange fruit,
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root,
Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze,
Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees.

Pastoral scene of the gallant south,
The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth,
Scent of magnolias, sweet and fresh,
Then the sudden smell of burning flesh.

Here is fruit for the crows to pluck,
For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck,
For the sun to rot, for the trees to drop,
Here is a strange and bitter crop.

Unregistered  
The good old south, where hanging black-man from a tree, torching him for extra kicks was nothing unusual. But no different than N.Y. After the civil war when blacks whose crime was to work for less money than their liberators were set ablaze. Why is this statement of history not being posted as unregistered.

 

The House I Live In…also written by Abe Meeropol, a former Bronx schoolteacher…

 

“This became a patriotic anthem in America during World War II. The lyrics describe the wonderful things about the country, with images of the era like the grocer, the butcher, and the churchyard. The “house” is a metaphor for the country.” 

http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=2306

Who can make America great?  Only the people!

 

 

When In Rome – The Promise — March 25, 2014

When In Rome – The Promise

“The Promise”

If you need a friend
Don’t look to a stranger
You know in the end, I’ll always be there
But when you’re in doubt
And when you’re in danger
Take a look all around, and I’ll be there

I’m sorry, but I’m just thinking of the right words to say
I know they don’t sound the way I planned them to be
But if you wait around a while, I’ll make you fall for me
I promise, I promise you I will

When your day is through
And so is your temper
You know what to do
I’m gonna always be there
Sometimes if I shout
It’s not what’s intended
These words just come out
With no gripe to bear

I’m sorry, but I’m just thinking of the right words to say
I know they don’t sound the way I planned them to be
But if you wait around a while, I’ll make you fall for me
I promise, I promise you I will

I’m sorry, but I’m just thinking of the right words to say
I know they don’t sound the way I planned them to be
And if I had to walk the world, I’d make you fall for me
I promise you, I promise you I will

I gotta tell you
Need to tell you
Gotta tell you
I’ve gotta tell you

I’m sorry, but I’m just thinking of the right words to say
I know they don’t sound the way I planned them to be
But if you wait around a while, I’ll make you fall for me
I promise, I promise you

I’m sorry, but I’m just thinking of the right words to say
I know they don’t sound the way I planned them to be
And if I had to walk the world, I’d make you fall for me
I promise you, I promise you I will
I will
I will
http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/wheninrome/thepromise.html

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