Peter Alsop

Music for Children and Adults

The AFL-CIO Love Song

From the album Draw The Line Buy Now

 

My how I loved you

When you were young and brave

You stood against injustice

With the worker and the slave

And your beauty still excites me

Your spirit lights my way

But love, like fire, dwindles

If you let it fade away.

 

I’m afraid I’ll lose you

To the comforts you have won

Your paycheck now means more to you

Than a job well done

When you fight against the greedy

The hardest thing to do

Is to keep a watch on how you fight

So you don’t get greedy too.

 

And I’m scared to speak my mind

You’re still the same, you’ll say

But there’re lots of young and poor folks

Who need you today

 

So I sing to keep our love alive

I pray you’ll hear my song

Cause our love got us this far

And our union must go on!

 

Yes I sing to keep our love alive

I pray you’ll hear my song

Cause our love got us this far

And our union must go on! (repeat)

 

Written by Peter Alsop, ©1977, Moose School Music (BMI)

On Draw The Line - www.peteralsop.com

 

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