Rosa Parks

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Ellis Paul

Ellis Paul (born Paul Plissey; January 14, 1965) is an American singer-songwriter and folk musician. Born in Aroostook County, Maine, Paul is a key figure in what has become known as the Boston school of songwriting, a literate, provocative and urbanely romantic folk-pop style that helped ignite th… more »

The wheels on the bus, they go round and round 
Back in 1955 in Montgomery on a city street 
There's a bus on a corner with police cars
And a woman sitting down in her seat

You know what's right 
You know what's wrong 
The signs are coming down
It's been going on too long

You know what's wrong 
You know what's right 
Rosa's gonna fight
It's been going on too long

Rosa was arrested cause a white man
 Asked for her seat and she wouldn't give it up
 Martin Luther King helped form a boycott 
No blacks would ride the bus until it stopped 

 Sometimes the best way
To fight for a better day
Is sitting down
Not fighting!
 Sitting down, make it right and
Sit down to stand up
Sit down to stand up
Sit down to stand up
For your rights!

You don't need no violence to set it right 
Make a change, change, change 

Rosa brought change and a movement came
 Where people fought for their civil rights 
In school, in work and in traveling,
It should be equal if you're black or white



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