A Hundred Hands

by The Lobbyists

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Recorded and mixed by Floyd Kellogg at Nantucket Music Institute, August, 2017

Tommy Crawford - lead vocals, guitar
Eloise Eonnet, Alex Grubbs, Tony Vo,
Douglas Waterbury-Tieman, and Raymond Sicam III - backing vocals

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Freedom is a railroad
Laid by a hundred hands
Each plank a piece of progress
Laid on the last’s demands

Don’t let the tracks grow rusty
Or fall to disrepair
You cannot lose one section
The hands must hold on there

The train it won’t come easy
There’s miles to be laid
And if the track’s not ready
It’ll ever be delayed

For if one board is broken
Or if the track’s cut short
The train will stop its motion
Our freedom will revert

There’s many on the pathway
Would like that train’s arrest
And they will stop at nothing
To put it to the test

Vigilant and wide awake
Our watchful eye we keep
And guard the rails from morn to night
Ne’er drifting off to sleep

For the freedom train is a-coming
The sleepers two by four
Will raise up high all who ride
From prejudice and war

The trail is tough and treacherous
And there's many along the way
Fell in its addition
To where it lies today

They swung the mighty hammer /
All through the darkest night
The sound of justice rang out loud
Oh what a glorious sight

Now join your hands together
With a hundred million more
If all take hold the tether
Of the common human store

The track will not be brokered
By mountain or by shore
But stretch to every corner
Of this wide world and more

Freedom is a railroad
Laid by a hundred hands
Take in your two the next board
It’s on your part it stands

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released February 1, 2019

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The Lobbyists New York, New York

A band. A troupe of theatermakers. Composers of Drama-Desk Nominated Score of SeaWife.

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