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Love Is Here to Stay

post election thoughts

Keep the faith and peace will come
Let justice find a way
We must always keep the faith that peace will come
Then we can welcome a brand new day.

Turn the cheek and walk away
From all you see that is wrong
If we learn to seek the truth to find its way
We can change the world with our song.

It's up to each one of us now to stand tall and say:
"The worst is finally behind us, love is here to stay."

Keep the faith and with our love
The hate we see will end
We must try to welcome all with open arms and
Trust all broken bonds will mend.

It's up to each one of us now to stand tall and say:
"The worst is finally behind us, love is here to stay."

Keep on loving… keep on today...
Keep on believing that love is here to stay.

Music, Lyrics, Vocals: Rich Coffey
Recorded at Mistura Productions


This tune popped out post election (Nov.2020) while noodling on my D-50. Sure it reeks of Disney naiveté but most of us I am sure have at least a more optimistic view of the future now that the torch will be passed and decency restored. It will be a long and difficult road ahead but a necessary hill for all of us to climb. Although written post election, it really is applicable to any situation where folks are feeling oppressed and some kind of recent event triggers hope.

The song is certainly fitting for a church setting and, as a followup, I plan to have arrangement (and ideally a performance as well) soon for church choir.

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