It Won't Take Long

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The Indigo Girls are an American folk rock music duo consisting of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers. They met in elementary school and began performing together as high school students in Decatur, Georgia, part of the Atlanta metropolitan area. They started performing with the name Indigo Girls as students at Emory University, performing weekly at The Dugout, a bar in the Emory Village. more »


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They said some men would be warriors
Some men would be kings
Some men would be owners of land
And other man-made things
False love as the eternal flame
Would move some to think in rings
And gold would be our power 
And other foolish things
And you who dream of liberty 
Must not yourselves be fooled
Before you get to plea for freedom
You've agreed to being ruled
If the body stays a shackle
Then the mind remains a chain
And that will link you to your destiny
Where by other souls are slain
It won't take long
It won't take too long at all
Three men in a desert wandering
One is knowing and two are scared
They say time is in the river
Oh but the river is not there
Dry in spirit 
Dry in body 
Two will lend themselves to death
And in grief one weeps into his hands
And drinks his bitter tears
'cause it don't take long
It don't take too long at all
No it don't take long 
You may say
I don't know what you're talking about
And I say 
You mean to tell me that's all
And I stand before you now
I am hopeful in my rage
You know love has finally called for me
I will not wilt upon its stage
But you know still smaller than my nightmare
Now do I print upon the page 
And do we have to live inside its walls 
To identify the cage
'cause it takes so long
Why does it take so long
And it takes so long
You may say
I don't really care what you're talking about
I'm gonna ask you
You trying to tell me you don't belong
I am my mother's daughter
But I have seen myself in you
It's this blessing that I follow now
And so I must speak true
I dreamed of thousands dying
It was you and you and you
And while the city sleeps so quietly
There is something we must do
And it won't' take long
It won't take too long at all
It won't take long 
May say
I don't know if I want to know what you're getting at
It makes me want to say 
So long
Grief shall come in measures
Only grief alone will know
And you'll see it on your family
And on your own face it will grow
Then they'll try to keep you hungry
And they'll tell you to eat snow
You know pride can be a moving thing
If we learn the strength of no
And it won't take long
It won't take too long at all
No it won't take long 
You may say
I don't think this has anything to do with me
Did you ever think you could be wrong
At noon on one day coming
Human strength will fill the streets
Of every city on our planet
Hear the sound of angry feet
With business freezed up in the harbour
The kings will pull upon their hair
And the banks will shudder to a halt
And the artists will be there
'cause it won't take long
It won't take too long at all
No it won't take long 
And you may say
I don't think I can be a part of that
And it makes me want to say
Don't you want to see yourself that strong
Division between the peoples
Will disappear that honoured day
And though oceans lie between us
Lifted candles light the way
Half will join their hands by moonlight
The rest under the rising sun
As underneath the sun and moon
A ritualed wailing has begun
And it won't take long
It won't take too long at all
And it won't take long 
And you may say
I don't know how to be a part of what you're talking about
And it makes me want to say 
Come on
Come on
Oh beware you sagging diplomats
For you will not hear one gun
And though our homes be torn and ransacked 
We will not be undone
For as we let ourselves be bought
We're gonna let ourselves be free
And if you think we stand alone
Take a look around and you will see
We are children in the rafters
We are babies in the park
We are lovers at the movies
We are candles in the dark
We are changes in the weather
We are snowflakes in July
We are women grown together
We are men who easily cry
We are words no quickly spoken
We're the deeper side of try
We are dreamers in the making
We are not afraid of why

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Written by: FERRON FOISY

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