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That Song

 
Credits
Lyric Credits: JD Carroll
Music Credits: JD Carroll
Producer Credits: JD Carroll
Publisher Credits: Creative Ventures Music, Inc.
Performance Credits: JD Carroll & the Unusual Suspects
Label Credits: Creative Ventures Music, Inc.
Description
Short Song Description:
This is a song we need to hear and sing today. It is time for us to start working together for the benefit of all. We have to move away from violence and hate.
Long Song Description:
The more I see the more this needs to be said.
Story Behind the Song:
I got fed up with all the clowns that are making news. I had to say something.
Metadata
Song Length:
4:00
Primary Genre:
Folk-Contemporary
Secondary Genre:
Country-Alternative
Tempo:
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal:
Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1:
Justice
Subject Matter 2:
Determination
Mood 1:
Diplomatic
Mood 2:
Nonviolent
Similar Artist 1:
Bob Dylan
Similar Artist 2:
Randy Newman
Language:
English
Era:
2000 and later
Lyrics
That Song
©J. D. Carroll
Creative Ventures Music,, Inc. /ASCSP


What was the name of that song we used to sing?
The one that made us all feel so good.
The lyrics spoke of honesty and truth
and how we helped each other out when we could.

We used to sing it on the playgrounds of our past
when we were much younger than today.
I seem to remember how different we all were
and the differences made it much more fun to play.
Yes, our differences made it much more fun to play.

Chorus:

It was a song of peace
It was a song of hope
Working through the things we disagree
It was a song of truth
and learning from each other.
That will help us all to succeed
that will help us all to succeed.


I haven't heard it sung in several years.
Can we remember all the words?
I think people want to sing it once again
but all our different voices must be heard.

Our strength will come from our numbers
our passions from our hearts
and now it seems things are growing darker
there's no better time for us to start
there's no better time for us to start.

Chorus 2

It's a song of peace
It's a song of hope
Working through the things we disagree
It's a song truth
and learning from each other.
That will help us all to succeed
that will help us all to succeed.



Alas, now it feels like we're back in middle school
and the bullies have taken all control.
Picking on the smallest and the newest to arrive
denouncing all who choose to oppose.

Quick to praise themselves even quicker to tell lies
their contempt is clearly on display.
It's time to stand up and take our playground back
and move away from violence and hate
and move away from violence and hate.

Chorus 2 and end