Original Songs


Who Is Buried ‘Neath this Number? 

(Tune: Peace Is Flowing Like A River)

(Group: Manny Steinman, Trudy Pax, George Thomas, Denise E. Cady, Gloria Steinbring, Jon Anderl, Vern Bloom, Jim Fassett-Carman- ©2004 Music for Social Change)

1. Who is buried ‘neath this number? How did it come to be this way? Died alone and so forgotten– How do we make it whole someday?

Ch: We should all of us remember, Remember their identity. There’s a program now here with us– Remembering With Dignity. 2. Where’s the mother, where’s the father? Where’s the friends and family? Who is there to remember? Who’ll recall their dignity? (Ch.) 3. There are people now who care, Replacing numbers with real names. They place flowers on these graves Now true memories remain. (Ch.)

 

The Way We Vote Today 

(Tune: When the Saints Go Marching In)

Written by Melissa Engstrom, Richard McDole, John Thomson, Dale Sheldrew, Peggy Shortell Bret Hesla-© 2004 Music for Social Change.

1. We have the right, the right to vote. So let’s all use it while we can. Self-advocacy’s made an impact On the way we vote today.

2. If we stay home, on Election Day, Our social programs will be cut. Self-advocacy’s made an impact On the way we vote today. 3. If we don’t want, capital hill To cut our funds, Get out and vote! Self-advocacy’s made an impact On the way we vote today. 4. So be informed, for who you vote. ‘Cause if you’re not it’s all for naught. Self-advocacy’s made an impact On the way we vote today. 5. So why don’t we, get out to vote So that we get our values heard. Self-advocacy’s made an impact On the way we vote today. 6. We’re people first, with equal rights And with our vote lets make it clear: Self-advocacy’s made an impact On the way we vote today.

 

ACTION IS OUR CALL 

(Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat)

Written by Maria Brown, Eiji Tsud, Don Larsen, Gail Larsen, Denise Fletcher, Jim Corbesia, Gloria Steinbring, Katie Ranck, Jim Fassett-Carman –©2003 Music for Social Change.

1. Ed- Ed- Educate Justice is for all. Struggle for Equality Action is our Call. 2. Don’t make fun of us Dignity’s for all. Struggle for Equality Action is our Call. 3. Reconcile our differences Forgiveness is for all. Struggle for Equality Action is our Call. 4. Overcome Oppression. Empowerment is for all. Struggle for Equality Action is our Call. 5. We all face Adversity. Learning is for all. Struggle for Equality Action is our Call.

 

Justice is our L-I-N-G-O 

(Tune: B-I-N-G-O)

Written by Larry Dittberner, Manny Steinman, David Harris, Cheri Aldridge, Brian Heuring, Tom Black, Pat Kenny, Chris McNellis, LuAnn Waltz, Rick Cardenas, Augsburg College – © 2003 Music for Social Change.

1. Equality for everyone And justice is our Lingo. L-I-N-G-O, L-I-N-G-O, L-I-N-G-O, And justice is out Lingo. 2. Feeling pride in all we do And justice is our Lingo. _-I-N-G-O, _-I-N-G-O, _-I-N-G-O, And justice is out Lingo. 3. Educate and advocate And justice is our Lingo….(etc.) 4. Good jobs and homes we all deserve And justice is our Lingo… 5. We give you what we expect And justice is our Lingo…. 6. Celebrate all we do And justice is our Lingo….