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One Voice In The Crowd

  • (Judy Small)

    I've lived a life of privilege, I've never known what hunger is
    I've never laboured with my hands except to play guitar
    Middle class my middle name, life's been more or less a game
    But in the end it's all the same, the buck stops where you are

    And we are foolish people who do nothing
    Because we know how little one person can do
    Yes we are foolish people who do nothing
    Because we know how little one can do

    It's not my issue, not my scene, I've got to get my own house clean
    I keep it neat and tidy just in case the Queen should call
    Come back to me another day and gladly I'll join in, we say
    And I'm just one voice anyway, just one brick in the wall

    One brick in the wall you may be, one voice in the crowd
    But without you we are weaker and our song may not be heard
    One drop in the ocean, but each drop will swell the tide
    So be your one brick in the wall, be one voice in the crowd

    And we are foolish people who do nothing
    Because we know how little one person can do
    Yes we are foolish people who do nothing
    Because we know how little one can do

Susannes Folksong-Notizen

  • [1986:] Written in 1985. I cannot remember where I saw it and I have been unable to find it since, but this quotation triggered the song: "He is a foolish man who does nothing because he can only do little." (Judy Small Songbook 52)

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