My Rainbow Race

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Melanie

Melanie is a feminine given name derived from the Greek μελανία (melania), "blackness" and that from μέλας (melas), meaning "dark". Borne in its Latin form by two saints: Melania the Elder and her grand-daughter Melania the Younger, the name was introduced to England by the Normans in its French form Melanie. However the name only became common in English usage in the 1930s due to the popularity of Margaret Mitchell's 1936 novel Gone with the Wind and its 1939 filmation, as one of the novel's main characters was named Melanie Hamilton. The name's popularity increased until the 1970s since remaining constant. Melanie was the 80th most popular name for girls born in the United States in 2007 and - as Mélanie - was the 86th most popular name for gir… more »

One blue sky above us
One ocean, lapping all our shores
One earth so green and round
Who could ask for more? 
 
And because I love you 
I'll give it one more try 
To show my rainbow race 
It's too soon to die
 
Some folks want to be like an ostrich
Bury their heads in the sand 
Some hope for plastic dreams 
To unclench all those greedy hands
 
Some want to take the easy way
Poisons, bombs! They think we need 'em
Don't they know you can't kill all the unbelievers
There's no shortcut to freedom 
 
One blue sky above us 
One ocean, lapping all our shores
One earth so green and round
Who could ask for more? 
 
And because I love you 
I'll give it one more try 
To show my rainbow race 
It's too soon to die
 
Go tell, go tell all the little children! 
Go tell mothers and fathers, too
Now's our last chance to learn to share 
What's been given to me and you 
 
One blue sky above us
One ocean, lapping all our shores
One earth so green and round
Who could ask for more?

Written by: PETER SEEGER

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My Rainbow Race