Revolution Now

2 - My Feet Are Tired

© Jon Fromer & Bernard Gilbert

My feet are tired
My feet are tired
My feet are tired
But my soul is rested

1955, that's a lifetime ago
Remember "l like Ike"?
Remember Jim Crow?
On a bus in Montgomery,
southern town
That woman started something when she sat down

Thousands walked to work
in the morning light
Thousands walked home
through the rain at night
Every day for a week,
every week for a month
It took more than a year
before it was done

If you had been there,
you could have heard people say
"I always hoped my kids
would see a better day."
Lately I must say
I've changed my mind
I want to see freedom
in my time!