Mortaljive: The Rest is Silence

There is no still point in all the Universe, and that is the rock upon which I stand

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Quote of the Week

"Inside of every asshole is a douchebag just crying to get out."

Detective Neptune

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Sunday, September 06, 2015

I don't want to be found dead in Utah



"I don't want to be found dead in Utah"

Joel Emmanuel Hägglund aka Joe Hill


be you strong, in strength you dare
be you borne upon the air
do your singing in the night
in all things, try to be fair
you can take that anywhere
remember, take my body out of sight

lift your voices, we all shine
don't be afraid to be divine
 join the world, and join the fight
the people know what they all saw
don't find me dead, not in Utah
remember, take my body out of sight

(chorus)
first they ignore you
then they laugh at you
then they fight you
then you win
just remember
each November
Joe Hill is laughing with a grin

be you weak, or be you strong
lift your voices in the songs
no one's alone, sounds so right
they can build walls higher still
but they can't keep out Joe Hill
we are all the secret of the light

lift your voices, we all shine
don't be afraid to be divine
 join the world, and join the fight
the people know what they all saw
don't find me dead, not in Utah
remember, take my body out of sight

(chorus)
first they ignore you
then they laugh at you
then they fight you
then you win
just remember
each November
Joe Hill is laughing with a grin

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by mjs, written September 6th, 2015

We're still thinking about you, Joe

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"Just prior to his execution, Hill had written to Bill Haywood, an IWW leader, saying, "Goodbye Bill. I die like a true blue rebel. Don't waste any time in mourning. Organize... Could you arrange to have my body hauled to the state line to be buried? I don't want to be found dead in Utah."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Hill

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