Journal of Stellar Peacemaking

©2006 Journal of Stellar Peacemaking
Vol.1, No. 1, Fall 2006

 
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Another Word for “People” (A Zipper song for recognizing our common humanity that labels obscure) ©Linda K. Williams, All Rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is prohibited.

Linda K. Williams - Andy Murry

 

Dear readers and listeners, please visualize singers of this song holding up a face-covering label until the word "PEOPLE" is sung; the label will then be removed, revealing the singer's face. This is a popular activity of students and young stage performers who sing this song.

 

Listen to Another Word for People -    

 

AMERICANS is just another word for PEOPLE,
IRAQUIS is just another word for PEOPLE;
We're much more alike than the labels make it seem,
And we all call this earth our home.

 

CHRISTIANS is just another word for PEOPLE,
MUSLIMS is just another word for PEOPLE;
We're much more alike than the labels make it seem,
And we all call this earth our home.

 

BLACKS is just another word for PEOPLE,
WHITES is just another word for PEOPLE;
We're much more alike than the labels make it seem,
And we all call this earth our home.

 

IMMIGRANTS is just another word for PEOPLE,
HOMELESS is just another word for PEOPLE;
We're much more alike than the labels make it seem,
And we all call this earth our home.

 

DOCTORS is just another word for PEOPLE,
WAITERS is just another word for PEOPLE;
We're much more alike than the labels make it seem,
And we all call this earth our home.


PARENTS is just another word for PEOPLE,
CHILDREN is just another word for PEOPLE;
We're much more alike than the labels make it seem,
And we all call this earth our home.

 

ENEMIES is just another word for PEOPLE,
Yes, ENEMIES is just another word for PEOPLE;
We're much more alike than the labels make it seem,
And we all call this earth our home.
Yes, we all call this earth our home.

 

© 1996 by Linda Kay Williams

 

Linda K. Williams, of the peace-oriented Church of the Brethren (www.brethren.org), began passionate peacemaking after her husband's grandmother was murdered and a later massacre of 14 in a High School occurred.  A team-effort resulted, "Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories for a Better World," with 101 true stories of compassion, communication, creativity, and courage.


Fund-raising info : LKW_BetterWorld@yahoo.com.
Linda’s music: www.peacemaker.st

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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