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Once upon this planet earth
Lived a man humble down
Preaching Love and freedom
For his fellow man

He was dreaming our day
Peace would come to us to stay
And he‘d spread his message
All across the land

Turn the other cheek
He’d plead
Love thy neighbor
Was his creed
Pain, humiliation, death
He did not dread

With his bible at his side
From his foes he did not hide
It’s hard to think
That this great man is dead
Oh Yeah!

For the murders never cease
Are they men or are they beast
What do they ever hope?
Ever hope to gain

Will my country
For us, stand up tall
Is it too late for us all?
And did Martin Luther King
Just die In Vain

Cause he’d seen the mountain top
And he knew he could not stop
Always living
With the threat of death ahead

Folks you'd better
Stop and think
Cause we’re headed for the brink
What will happen now?
That he is dead

He was for equality
For all people you and me

With love and good will
Hate was not his way
He was not a violent man
Tell me folks if you can
Just Why
Why was he shot down?
The other day

You would say
He had seen
The mountain top
And he knew he could not stop
Always living with the
Threat of death ahead
Folks you'd better stop and think
And Feel Again
Cause we're headed for the brink

What’s going to happen?
Now that the King of love
Is dead!



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