A Peaceful Revolution
I remember the night the local news announced that Nelson Mandela had passed away. The thought came to me, “Someone should write a song to honor that man.” You see, he was somewhat of a spiritual hero to me. He spent his life fighting the atrocity that is Racism, a thing I so vehemently despise. And then, as I sat down to write, something magical happened. More spiritual heroes, soldiers against injustice, came to mind. Though there were many, Martin Luther King, Mother Theresa and Mahatma Gandhi along with Mandela became the focal points in this song. I hope these lyrics spark in others, the desire to see an end to social injustice, in all of its ugly manifestations. It’s about damn time!