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ZAP Music presents: SONGS

Brother, Brother

Featuring John Meldrum and the Highlites choir with the Peace Oratorio Band.

As the theme of Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" gently glides in after the Highlites sing "No Gun, No Fight, No War, No Poverty" in 3 part harmony, I always feel confident that we've done a good job and we're going to rock the public on this last song of Peace Oratorio. Ever since I worked with Disney producer Kat DeBlois on the Children's Summit in 1998 (it was Kat's idea to get 650 kids from 27 different countries standing in the audience of the UNESCO auditorium here in Paris and singing with ZONGO AMBASSADORS) I've known that this song brings rhythm and a positive message to people no matter what their age or nationalty. The music of Ghana permeates "Brother,Brother" and the universal message of living together in peace sums up the meaning and the purpose of Peace Oratorio.

NARRATION : And so, as Lincoln, Gandhi and JFK before him, Martin Luther King was brought down by the bullet of an assassin’s gun. Yet his words and actions live on in the hearts and minds of those who knew him and followed him, and also those of us who read his words and reflect on his thoughts and actions today as we continue to move forward towards the Promised Land of Liberty and Equality for all. And so it goes, and should never be forgotten that these things which we take for granted today came after many  years of suffering and sacrifice from our forebears, including their leaders who were brave enough to face down the hatred of others with love, and ultimately, find redemption for all. NO GUN, NO FIGHT, NO WAR, NO POVERTY!

Brother, Brother
 
NO GUN, NO FIGHT, NO WAR, NO POVERTY!
 
LA LA LA LA, LA LA LA LA LA LA, LA LA LA LA LA  LA LA LA,
LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA…. AH
 
GUITAR INTRO… CLAP YOUR HANDS… then
                 
VERSE 1                    SHOE! (8 x)        
 Under the sun, Under the moon
                   We breathe the air, one on one, me and you
         There must be a way to live in peace
           No gun, No fight, No war, No poverty
 
CHORUS :  Brother, Brother      Oh now we say
       Sister, Sister           Oh yeah we’re gonna Find our way
Brother, Brother      Night and Day 
              Sister, Sister             Find our way,
                           Find our way…         Everybody live together
                    Live in peace with one another, oh yeah 
 
VERSE 2                    SHOE! (8 x)       
       
Now we’ve got the earth we’ve got the the sea
        And we’ve got the task to live in harmony
                     You can leave your house for a new home
            Travel far and wide, you’ll never be alone
 
CHORUS

BRIDGE :                   Ooh Ah, Ooh Ah,  Our souls are one, Under the sun
  Find a way, Hey, Hey, Hey! 
Everybody Live Together Live in Peace with one another, oh yeah
  Down in Ghana, USA, Africa, America, Everybody say SHOE! 
 
     Solo / Verse 1 again 

  NO GUN, NO FIGHT, NO WAR, NO POVERTY!
 
Double Chorus

Find our way… (AD LIBS)
 
CODA : I said Right here and right now…   Whoa!
We’re gonna learn how to live with each other…Whoa!
Like a Sister and a Brother Whoa!
Yes, I said Right here and right now…Yeah!
We’re gonna learn how to live with each other…Yeah!
Like a Sister and a Brother…Yeah!
We’re gonna… Find our way