Oh, let your little light shine Let your little light shine Shine on Vegas and Wall Street Place your bets Shine on all the fishermen With nothing in their nets Shine on rising oceans and evaporating seas Shine on our Frankenstein technologies Shine on science With its tunnel vision, tunnel vision Shine on fertile farmlands Buried under subdivisions Oh, let your little light shine Oh, let your little light shine Shine on the dazzling darkness That restores us in deep sleep Shine on what we throw away And what we keep Shine on Reverend Pearson Who threw away The vain old God And kept Dickens and Rembrandt and Beethoven And fresh plowed sod Shine on good earth, good air, good water And a safe place For kids to play Shine on bombs exploding Half a mile away Oh, let your little light shine Let your little light shine, shine, shine Shine on worldwide traffic jams Honking day and night Shine on another asshole Passing on the right Shine on all the red light runners Busy talking on their cell phones Shine on the Catholic Church And the prisons that it owns Shine on all the Churches They all love less and less Shine on a hopeful girl In a dreamy dress Oh, let your little light shine Shine, shine, shine Let your little light shine Shine on good humor Shine on good will Shine on lousy leadership Licensed to kill Shine on dying soldiers In patriotic pain Shine on mass destruction In some God's name Shine on the pioneers Those seekers of mental health Craving simplicity They traveled inward Past themselves Let their little lights shine May all their little lights shine
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