Rise Again (Tom Juravich)

“Rise Again” Sheet Music (pdf).
“Rise Again” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Tom Juravich.
Tune: Tom Juravich.


We’ve been quiet for thirty years now.
You had the work, and you gave us the pay.
But with hard times around the corner,
You think we’ve seen our better day.
But we’re not going back to where we began
’Cause the working folks of this country will rise again.

I can feel the spirit building,
Soft as a whisper but loud as a roar.
I can feel something a-stirring.
Like I never have before.
We’ve been quiet too long, my friends,
But the working folks of this country will rise again.

Now, you say that you don’t need me,
And you lay me off. “No work,” you say.
You expect to see my head a-hanging
As I pack and walk away.
But my brothers and sisters will stand proudly
As the working folks of this country do rise again.

I can feel the spirit building,
Soft as a whisper but loud as a roar.
I can feel something a-stirring.
Like I never have before.
We’ve been quiet too long, my friends,
But the working folks of this country will rise again.

And I’ve heard tell of Big Bill Haywood
And Elizabeth Gurley Flynn.
They were old time union warriors,
Gave no thought of caving in.
We will rekindle that spirit again
As the working folks of this country do rise again.

I can feel the spirit building,
Soft as a whisper but loud as a roar.
I can feel something a-stirring.
Like I never have before.
We’ve been quiet too long, my friends,
But the working folks of this country will rise again.

Yes, the working folks of this country will rise again.


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