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Please Share My Dream

Please Share My Dream

Copyright 2014 by Peter Bergel



Am                                                      D
I have a dream, please share my dream
Am                                                      D
I have a dream, please share my dream
C                                             G                      E
I want a world that really works for everyone.

Am                                G               F                       E
Democracy means everybody gets to have a say
Am                                 G              F              E
Especially when everyone’s expected to pay


Developers and rich folks are all part of the mix
But we don’t want them to control our city’s politics


Democracy means openness – the plans are not concealed
All the cards are played face up and everything’s revealed


The folks who sing this song are informed and observant
They watch the ones at City Hall who’re called public servants


Spending fortunes on big projects creates a dollar squeeze
That undermines some of our more important priorities


Madmen at the Throttle

Cheney & BushMadmen at the Throttle

                                                   Copyright 2015 by Peter Bergel

From the album “Peace Is Where You Make It”


Em                                         A7

I’m just a guy who likes the Bill of Rights

Em                                            A7

I’m getting’ so worried I can’t go to sleep at night


My country’s paranoid, too obsessed with being strong,


They’ve gotten so confused that they can’t tell right from wrong. They’re just..



Em                                      A

Madmen at the throttle, drunk drivers at the wheel

Em                                                  A

Junkies in the pilot’s seat don’t ask us how we feel.


We know if nothing changes, we’ll all be out of luck,

A                                                  A7               Em

‘Cuz all they want to do is just roll us for a buck.


Well I woke up this mornin’, the news was all bad

The President was spendin’ all the money we had

Tryin’ to make our country world’s scariest hoodlum

He’s writin’ us a ticket straight to Kingdom Come. He’s a …




The reason for this madness they say is terrorists

That excuse, since 911, replaces “communists”

Everything we do they want to manipulate

It’s just another way for them to tell us who to hate. They’re just…




They say that we should trust ‘em with our security

They know best, they tell us, just how to keep us free

Their answer to our problems is find someone to erase

They can’t see the main threat though it’s right there in their face. I say they’re…




They’re pointing to Al Qaeda, tellin’ us to be real scared

‘Cuz if they get the upper hand then no one will be spared

But folks we’ve got priorities we’ve got to rearrange

‘Cuz we’re lookin’ down the barrel of global climate change. They’re just…