Peter Alsop

Music for Children and Adults

Good Book

From the album River Of Life Buy Now

GOOD BOOK - Jamila Raqib works with Gene Sharp, whose books have been used by many organizers of recent non-violent people's protests, helping them learn how to overthrow their dictators.

 

GOOD BOOK 

 

Cho1: Read a good book, you should read this

Good book if you live with a dictator!  

Read a good book, it can teach you

How to overthrow him now or later! 

 

Gene Sharp wrote a book that happens to be quite handy

With great reviews from Martin Luther King and Ghandi! 

If you're oppressed, this book is even better than candy 

So get two today, and give one away! 

 

Read a good book, you can read this good book, 

Overthrow him using only peaceful means! 

So read a good book,

Show the world that he is full of, ..beans! 

 

You will learn to undermine his support systems!

And thousands of little ways you can resist him

Dump him and all of the henchmen who assist him

Read this good book, give that guy the hook!

 

Read a good book, you can read this good book,

When your country doesn't know what else to do

So read this good book, you can learn to topple, ...

You-Know-Who! 

 

Instrumental Chorus 2: (whistling & spoons)

 

Read a good book, you will like this  

Good book if your leader's kind of smarmy!    

In This good book, you learn to

Terri-fy someone who's led astray the army  

 

When your Dictator's limited social skills get stranger

People who've read this, say that "it'll be a game changer!"

So don't read it in public, 'cause you might be in danger

And they'll take you away, before you can say, ...

 

Read a good book, 

Call the Einstein Institute and 

Order your own good book today!

Dial 617-247-4882, 

Liberate your country and you'll

Feel o-kay! 

 

Yes, read this good book

So your pals and you can chase  

Your yucky old Dictator, far a-way! 

(end tag)   

 

Written by Peter Alsop, Copyright 2014, Moose School Music (BMI)

On River Of Life - www.peteralsop.com

One Good book is "Self-Liberation: A Guide to Strategic Planning for Action to End a Dictatorship or Other Oppression." by Gene Sharp

 

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