From Another Place
Words and Music by Margie Adam

Many times I’ve seen their faces on the TV screen
Some of them are still among us
Some of them are history
But what always stops me
Is the message in their eyes
The truth they fight for freedom
In their daily lives

With a steady voice they call us,
Those of us who choose to see
With a steady voice they speak to us
With simple dignity.
And they say:

Chorus
I am in it for the long haul
I will be there for the last call
You can count on me if you stumble and fall
I am in it for the long haul
I will be there for the last call
You can count on me if you stumble and fall
On the long haul.

All the ones who came before are calling out to me
Drawing my attention to the things that should not be
Though I’ve tried to look away
My heart would not be still
The cost of my distraction
is just not worth the bill.

With a steady heart I reach out
Taking hold of others’ hands
With the teachers and the lovers here
I join to take a stand.

Chorus

It’s no secret – all around us suffering goes on
Every day we make a choice to witness and respond
I don’t know the answer – why we are here awake
While the others sleep beside us
Content to only take.

With a steady voice we call out
Those of us who choose to see
With a steady voice we speak to all
With simple dignity

Are you in it for the long haul?
Will you be there for the last call?
Can we count on you if we stumble and fall?
We are in it for the long haul
We will be there for the last call
You can count on us if you stumble and fall
‘Cause we’re here
For the long haul.

© Labyris Music Co. 1990

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