Rücklicht zum Gedenken an Martin Luther King


Der Martin Luther King Day ist ein US-amerikanischer nationaler Gedenk- und Feiertag für den im Jahre 1968 ermordeten Bürgerrechtlers Martin Luther King, der seit 1986 jeden dritten Montag im Januar begangen wird. Er liegt somit nahe an dem Geburtstag von King am 15. Januar und ermöglicht ein dreitägiges freies Wochenende.

Diese Aufnahme von The Maccabeats and Naturally 7 ist eine Cover-Version des Songs von James Taylor „Shed A Little Light“. Er hat es aktuell bei facebook gepostet: „One of the best covers of ‚Shed a Little Light‘ that I’ve heard.“

Songtext:
Let us turn our thoughts today to Martin Luther King
and recognize that there are ties between us, all men and women living on the Earth.
Ties of hope and love, sister and brotherhood, that we are bound together
in our desire to see the world become a place in which our children can grow free and strong.
We are bound together by the task that stands before us and the road that lies ahead.
We are bound and we are bound.

There is a feeling like the clenching of a fist
There is a hunger in the center of the chest
There is a passage through the darkness and the mist
And though the body sleeps the heart will never rest

Shed a little light, oh Lord, so that we can see, just a little light, oh Lord.
Wanna stand it on up, stand it on up, oh Lord,
wanna walk it on down, shed a little light, oh Lord.

Can’t get no light from the dollar bill, don’t give me no light from a TV screen.
When I open my eyes I wanna drink my fill from the well on the hill,
do you know what I mean?

Shed a little light, oh Lord, so that we can see, just a little light, oh Lord.
Wanna stand it on up, stand it on up, oh Lord,
wanna walk it on down, shed a little light, oh Lord.

There is a feeling like the clenching of a fist, there is a hunger in the center of the chest.
There is a passage through the darkness and the mist
and though the body sleeps the heart will never rest.

Oh, Let us turn our thoughts today to Martin Luther King
and recognize that there are ties between us.
All men and women living on the Earth, ties of hope and love, sister and brotherhood.

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