Dreams That Matter
'Love costs all we are and will ever be,,
yet it is only love which sets us free'
I still got faith in some new day,
Lawd, don't take my hopes away.
If rings and curls and pink on little girls
make fierce boys scare them into whirls,
let us stay all laughing, all the same,
we and they are all the same.
Us, we're no better than the next big thing;
a song that's all the same, we sing.
Unsilenced, our exuberant song
of hope that tomorrow will be as bright
as today, or brighter.
Lawd, don't take that hope away.
Don't mask their pretty faces
into some unneeded shame,
that only time can teach them
they got ample time to dream.
Help them see that dreams matter, they do,
so let them sleep deeply to wake anew.
Lawd, don't take our dreams away.