Carol Pacey & the Honey Shakers

Caged Dead Birds © CA Pacey

I don't vent (much) on FB about how I feel about things. That said, my feeling may may very well end up in a song. We are going to play this new tune Saturday at Pho Cao. Please join us and sing along if you would like to do so. 

Caged Dead Birds © CA Pacey

Endure no more. Say goodbye to our innocent souls.

Endure no more and embrace our rebel roles.

Endure no more and our lives will soon rebound.

Endure no more. Say, “Hello,” to our freedoms found.

Rise up, sleepy ones, and our voices will be heard.

Rise up to defend ourselves from becoming caged, dead birds.

Rise up, sleepy ones, for the counting among the gathered.

Rise up, sleepy ones, for the good of all that matters.

Rise up, sleepy ones, rise up.

Rise up, sleepy ones, rise up, rise up…

And shame on those who try to tear us down

And shame on those who sell away our crowns.

And shame on those who revel in defeat

And shame on those who celebrate deceit.

Endure no more. Say goodbye to our innocent souls.

Endure no more and embrace our rebel roles.

Endure no more and our lives will soon rebound.

Endure no more. Say, “Hello,” to our freedoms found.

Rise up, sleepy ones, and our voices will be heard.

Rise up to defend ourselves from becoming caged, dead birds.

Rise up, sleepy ones, for the counting among the gathered.

Rise up, sleepy ones, for the good of all that matters.

Rise up, sleepy ones, rise up.

Rise up, sleepy ones, rise up, rise up…

And shame on those who try to tear us down

And shame on those who sell away our crowns.

And shame on those who revel in defeat

And shame on those who celebrate deceit.

Rise up, sleepy ones, rise up.

Rise up, sleepy ones, rise up.

Rise up, sleepy ones, rise up.

Rise up, sleepy ones…rise up.