“If I should fall, I’ll go to higher ground;
And if I lose, I’ll go down swinging;
When I’m bruised and battered and have gone to ground;
You’re all gonna see, the fight left in me.”
” I hitched a ride out of the railway station, nothing left but my pride;
Watched the city lights fade away yeah, thank God I got out alive;
There are times I feel it’s grip, try and drag me back again;
So hard to believe, running round the world like beggars and thieves;
Hard to believe, beggars and thieves.”
“A wise man told me there’s something you should know;
The way you judge a man is to look into his soul
And you’ll soon see everything.
A voice from the past cried ‘Give peace a chance!’
He paid out a price, now he’s free at last
And imagine, we all called him a dreamer.
How many times must good men die?
How many tears will the children cry?
Before someone stops the sadness, oh stop the madness.”
“No matter how much we profile and harass and ban music, some vacant stranger out there, raised on guns, raised on hate, mind f*cked by pedophile relatives, molested by overused narcotics, smothered by successful siblings and the pressure to be perfect, will find a way to be pop star for a day and we’ll tune in and watch every time.”
Taken from his Spoken Word series.