original: John Newton (1725-1807)
revised: danny bloom (1949-2032)
SUNG TO THE OLD TUNE OF ''AMAZING GRACE''
-- new lyrics for an old song --
Amazing race, how cool we are
A long-lived family tree.
We are one on Earth unbound
Once born, we breathe, we see.
O human race there's naught to fear
life's one sweet journey true
How precious is each day we live
You! and you! and you!
Though many dangers, toils and snares
Lurk behind the doors of fear
Yes, we ARE one amazing race
and science brings us nearer.
There is no God and that's okay
We just must stand up tall
And fight injustice where'er it lies.
We're connected, one and all
But when our flesh and hearts do fail,
As mortal life does end,
The human race goes on and on
and love wil last, my friend.
We've been here tens of millions of years
And more, till the end of time.
So wipe away those silly tears
Be strong, be good, be kind.