They Slew the Dreamer


THEY SLEW THE DREAMER

I wrote this in 1977 when I was investigating the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
This is my guitar-vocal production of the song. The fully produced track is on iTunes and other music selling platforms and has the real time Memphis Police Dispatch recording of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in it.

EARLY IN THE EVENING
THE SUN WAS GOING DOWN
HE STOOD ON THE BALCONY
IN A TROUBLED PART OF TOWN
CALLING TO THE SINGER
SAID SING MY FAVORITE SONG
TAKE MY HAND
PRECIOUS LORD LEAD ME HOME

THEY SLEW THE DREAMER
LET A DREAMER TAKE THE FALL
THEY TURNED THE COURTROOM
INTO A COSTUME BALL
THEY SLEW THE DREAMER
MADE ANOTHER SING THEIR SONG
THEY SLEW THE DREAMER
BUT THE DREAM LIVES ON

THE SHOT RANG OUT IT’S WARNING
THE DREAMER FELL TO DIE
RAUL SLIPPED INTO HIDING
FOLLOWED BY THE NIGHT
THE REAPER NOW IS READY
IT’S TIME TO AWAKE
SLEEPING DREAMER
TELL US WHO ARE THEY

THEY SLEW THE DREAMER
LET A DREAMER TAKE THE FALL
THEY TURNED THE COURTROOM
INTO A COSTUME BALL
THEY SLEW THE DREAMER
MADE ANOTHER SING THEIR SONG
THEY SLEW THE DREAMER
BUT THE DREAM LIVES ON

 

http://garyrevel.com/a&r/thedreamer

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