There’s A Better World Coming

“You can listen to Woody Guthrie’s songs and actually learn how to live.” Bob Dylan

I woke up today feeling helpless and hopeless. There’s something about a madman shooting hundreds of people from a hotel window that breeds helplessness. And something more about living in a country of cowards who bow before the National Rifle Association that breeds hopelessness. 

Then I heard it was 50 years ago today that Woody Guthrie died and I felt a little ashamed. Because this land is my land. And I am sick to death of this land being turned into a playground for gun nuts. And even if I don’t live to see the death of our sick gun culture, I know in my heart that someday it will die the grisly death it so richly deserves.

“The people are building a peaceful world, and when the job is done, that’ll be the biggest thing that man has ever done.” Woody Guthrie

  


There’s a better world that’s a-coming
I’ll tell you why, why, why
There’s a better world that’s a-coming
I’ll tell you why
We will beat them on the land, on the sea, and in the sky
There’s a better world that’s a-coming
I’ll tell you why
There’s a better world that’s a-coming
And don’t you see, see, see?
There’s a better world that’s a-coming
Don’t you see?
When we’ll all be union and we’ll all be free
There’s a better world that’s a-coming
Don’t you see?
There’s a better world that’s a-coming
Don’t you know, know, know?
There’s a better world that’s a-coming
Don’t you know?
I’m a union man in a union war
It’s a union world I’m fighting for
There’s a better world that’s a-coming
Don’t you know?
There’s a better world that’s a-coming
I’ll tell you why, why, why
There’s a better world that’s a-coming
I’ll tell you why
Out of marching out of battling
You can hear the chains a-rattling

There’s a better world that’s a-coming
I’ll tell you why

Published by mikepowernyc

New album "Observations" available now. A veteran of NYC’s underground music scene, Mike Power played on the stages of such beloved lost venues as CBGB’s and Kenny’s Castaways, as well as stalwart surviving ones like Arlene’s Grocery and the Bitter End as singer/songwriter/bassist with Late Model Humans. In 2020, quarantining from the global pandemic he worked remotely with other artists to record a collection of new music called Observations, that infuses his punk roots with introspective acoustic pieces.

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