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When You Wake In The Morning

When you wake in the morning
Sing for the dead
Your walk to the coffee maker
Is a victory march

You are alive-last night people died
Sing for the for the fires
Sing for the hurricanes
And the earthquakes
Sing for the violence
The floods, the starving

Sing for cancer and sing for those
Who just said “goodnight” to a world
That promised love and took it away

In your song the dead will hear
And will smile and bless us