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'I Want To See The Parade' by 'Tom T Hall'
from the album '100 Children'
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Lyrics for 'I Want To See The Parade' by 'Tom T Hall'
Hold Me Up, I Want To See The Parade

There Was A Demonstration In Our Town, Quiet But Very Tense
I've Always Been A Bit Nosy, So I Guess That's The Reason I Went
There Were People Carrying Signs That Said, "we Want Equality Now."
And I Thought To Myself, "boy, Look At That Will You. Look What The Law Allows."

A Little Girl And Her Mother Were Standing Up Next To The Curb
The Little Girl Said, "mommy, I Can't See The Parade", And It Happened That I Heard
The Woman Who Was With The Little Girl Was Small, And When She Turned And Smiled
I Thought I'd Do Them A Favor, So I Offered To Hold The Child

When I Held The Little Girl In My Arms, I Was Glad Of The Offer I'd Made
She Said, "thank You, Mister, For Holding Me Up; I Wanted To See The Parade."
Then She Asked Me A Question, And It Took Me By Surprise
She Said, "mister, Why Does My Daddy Hate All Those People Going By?"

I Said, "well You Know They're Not The Same--but Listen To Me"
And I Noticed That The Child Was Blind, So I Looked Around For An Answer; It Was Pretty Hard To Find
So I Set Her Down By Her Mama's Side And I Patted Her On The Head
And That Night As I Sat In My Own Little Room, I Thought Of The Words She Said

And That Night, I Took A Good Look At Myself, And This Is The Prayer I Prayed
I Said, "lord, I Want You To Hold Me Up, 'cause I Want To See The Parade."

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