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Thread #117578   Message #2582877
Posted By: GUEST,Tinker from Chicago
06-Mar-09 - 05:23 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Who Speaks for Me (Tom Paxton)
Subject: RE: Origins: Tom Paxton Who Speaks For Me
Well, I remember the chorus at least. It has to do with, I believe, the average poor person in a war-torn nation trying to get by:

Who speaks for me, I who have no voice?
Who decides for me? It seems I have no choice.
Will I live, will I die? Will my family survive?
Will the ones who leap down from the trucks with their guns allow us our lives?
One thing I would ask, if I dared, of the ones we never see:
Guns and dollars are voices for you. Who speaks for me?