Cape Dowwinders express their concerns in song


Do the Right Thing – words and music by Joy Cuming ©2013
Arrangement: Joy Cuming and Robin Hoffman, Orleans, MA
Lead Vocals and Guitar: Joy Cuming
Bass, Bongos and Vocal Harmonies: Robin Hoffman
Recorded and engineered by Tom Tracy Music Productions, Brewster, MA
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Joy Cuming with guitar

 

Do the Right Thing
words and music by Joy A. Cuming ©2013

reproduced here with gratitude on behalf of the Pilgrim 14!

Verse 1
Trouble is rumbling
Out on the Plymouth shore
A Giant is looming
Threatening to devour
Lives by the millions
It’s time to stand and end the strife
If we still, we still, we still believe in life

Verse 2
To point out wrongdoings
When the law doesn’t seem to get it right And they still, they still they still believe in life

Chorus 1
They do the right thing Do the right thing Stand up and fight Value all life
And do the right thing.
Gotta do the right thing
Do the right thing
Democracy thrives
When love is alive so do the right thing
14 brave people
Marched to the nuclear site
Civil Resistance
Felt that they had the right

Verse 3
So much to lose
Only a few will gain
If this plant stays open
We’ve stuck our heads in the sand again Remember Fukushima
What more do we need before we rise To stop, stop, stop our own demise

Verse 4
No plan of action
Except to take iodine
Glowing like fireflies
We’re only gonna live a half life Radioactive
The Waste is leaching into our veins
And still, and still, and still the plant remains

Chorus 2
Do the right thing
Gotta do the right thing
Stand up and fight
Value all life
And do the right thing.
Gotta do the right thing
Do the right thing
Democracy thrives
When love is alive so do the right thing Bridge
Oh I don’t know why
Breezes blow
From a sheltered sky
And lightning strikes
On a desert floor
And you know we can run
But we can’t hide
If this thing blows we’re gonna die Do you turn your back
And just close your eyes

Chorus 3
You do the right thing Gotta do the right thing Stand up and fight Value all life
And do the right thing.
Gotta do the right thing
Do the right thing
Democracy thrives
When love is alive so do the right thing

Verse 5
The train has left the station
It’s barreling down the line
Take a mighty force to stop it
But we have no choice this time
The Plymouth 14 have faced it
Again and again they make a stand
Cos they love their families and this land.

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