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« on: May 04, 2003, 08:32:13 PM »

so...
there is a lady by de name of Miss Lillian."Older than dirt" she says.I figure somewhere around 8O.Everbody knows Miss Lillian because she has always done anything an everything for de children.When they little an skin dem knees who they run to ?...Miss Lillian.When they grow older an make dem mistakes ..When they get in trouble wid de so-called law..who they call ?...All de time , everytime..she is de one there for dem ..from band-aids to bail money.Door always open...pockets always open...heart for-ever open..So ..one day , her and i have a little light spat cause i said ,"hey Miss Lillian, don't you think dat maybe sometimes it ain't such a good thing to help all de time.Cause they need to stand on their own two feet ..'plant their own corn' an alla dat..dontcha see?" ..Ha !..Miss Lillian looked me right square in de eyes an dis is what she said...

EVERYBODY SAYS THAT.. THE PAST MUST DIE...(Miss Lillian's Song)...

everbody says that the past must die /
but the past lives on in my children's eyes /
you see them laughin but i hear their cries /
an everybody wants the past to die /
but the past lives on in my children's eyes...

i see them lookin for a job an get turned away /
or the boss man says , you take this minimum wage /
so they count their money an it don't add up /
an they got no straw to suck it up /
remember i tell ya /
all is not as it seems /
sometimes you gotta wake up /
just to have them dreams ...

an everybody says that the past must die /
but the past lives on in that boss man's eyes /
so everybody says that the past must die /
but the past lives on in my children's eyes...

i see them open their minds, but then the story is told /
that everything can be bought ,an everything sold /
they hear you can't do this , an you can't do that /
so they look to the preacher , but all he's got is a hat /
remember i tell ya /
all is not as it seems /
sometimes ya gotta wake up
just to see them dreams...

an everybody says that the past must die /
but the past lives on in that preacher-man's eyes /
an everybody wants the past to die /
but the past lives on in my children's eyes /
you see them laughin /
but i hear their cries /
an everbody says that the past must die ...

i see them in the streets , call it plantin their seeds /
but they don't understand 'bout plantin 'mongst weeds /
so their crops don't grow , an they turn to me /
with questions to answers 'bout what this life means /
remember i tell ya  / all is not as it seems /
you gotta wake up /
to have a dream...

an everybody says that the past must die /
but the past lives on in my childrens eyes /
you see them laughin but i hear their cries /
but everybody says that the past must die...

i see them when the po--lice come, an take 'em by the hand /
an everbody thinks an old lady , just don't understand /
sometimes they see me crawl, so the children can walk /
so they climb that wall , just to show my fault /
but just remember i tell ya /
all is not as it seems /
ya gotta wake up / just to see them dreams...

an everybody says that the past must die /
but the past lives on in that po--liceman's eyes /
an the past lives on in that preacher-man's eyes /
an the past lives on in that boss man's eyes /
an everybody says that the past must die /
but the past lives on in my children's eyes /
you hear them laughin but i hear their cries /
an everbody says that the past must die..

but the past lives on in my children's eyes...
seh the past lives on in my children's eyes...

remember i tell ya all is not as it seems...

but everbody says that the past must die...

yeah everbody says that...the past must die..



(((Miss Lillian...aka.. my Mother In Law ....settin i straight once again..Queen of Queens ..yeah...i give thanks..

One...

ex ....)))
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