Story of Southern Boys • Summer Time


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A Friend or Two
by Bro. Wlibert D. Nesbit

There's all of pleasure and all of peace In a friend or two; And all your troubles may find release With a friend or two; It's in the grip of the clasping hand On native soil or in alien land, But the world is made- do you understand? Of a friend or two.

A song to sing and a crust to share With a friend or two; A smile to give and a grief to bear With a friend or two; A road to walk and a goal to win, An inglenook to find comfort in, The gladdest hours that we know, begin With a friend or two.

A little laughter; perhaps some tears With a friend or two; The days, the weeks, the months and years With a friend or two; A vale to cross, a hill to climb, A mock at age, and a jeer at time- The prose of life takes the lilt of rhyme With a friend or two.

The brother-sound the brother-heart Of a friend or two Makes us drift on from the crowd apart, With a friend or two! For come days happy or come days sad We count no hours but the ones made glad By the hale good times we ever had With a friend or two.

Then brim the goblet and quaff the toast To a friend or two, For glad the man who can always boast Of a friend or two. The fairest sight is a friendly face, The blithest tread is a friendly pace, And heaven will be a better place For a friend or two.

Fight for Your Mind
Ben Harper

If you're gonna live
Then live it up
And if you're gonna give
Then give it up
If you're gonna walk the earth
Then walk it proud
And if you're gonna say the word
You got to say it loud

You got to fight for your mind
You got to fight for your mind
While you got the time
You got to fight for your mind

If you're gonna build a house
Make it a home
If you're gonna pull some weight
Pull your own
If you're gonna help
Reach out your hand
If you're getting up
Then take a stand

You got to fight for your mind
You got to fight for your mind
While you got the time
You got to fight for your mind

If you're gonna step
Step on in
If you're gonna finish
You got to begin
Don't you fear
What you don't know
Just let that be
Your room to grow

You got to fight for your mind
You got to fight for your mind
While you got the time
You got to fight for your mind