The poetry of Joe Pickering’s Songs

As we celebrate National Poetry Month, Joe Pickering sent a trio of songs that he has written.  Joe is one of the founders of Mainers for Open Elections.

 

 

THE STATUE OF LIBERTY CRIES

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THE STATUE OF LIBERTY CRIES

CHORUS
MORE AMERICAN  THAN  PLYMOUTH ROCK
THE STATUE OF LIBERTY CRIES  FOR NEW YORK
MILLIONS FIRST CAME ASHORE TO BE FREE
NOW NEW YORK’S JAILED IN A CLOSED PRIMARY 
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VOTERS MUST CHOSE FROM THE PARTY SELECTION 
PARTY CANDIDATES FOR THE PARTY’S PROTECTION
SAVE AMERICA SENATOR SCHUMER ONCE WROTE
SAVE NEW YORK FIRST ! LET INDEPENDENTS VOTE !
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REPEAT CHORUS
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END THE PARTISAN PRMARY SCHUMER PROPOSED
YEARS LATER, THEIR PRIMARY REMAINS CLOSED
POLITICIANS HEED THE STATUE OF LIBERTY
ALL YEARN TO BE FREE ! HELP VOTERS VOTE FREE
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REPEAT CHORUS
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INDEPENDENT VOTERS  STAND AND FIGHT 
HOUND THE LEGISLATURE ‘TIL THEY VOTE RIGHT
NEW YORKERS THE STATUE CRIES FOR THEE
DRY HER TEARS DEMAND THE OPEN PRIMARY
Joe Pickering Jr.  Songwriter 
King of the Road Music  Publisher 
Roger Eydenberg Artist C 2017

 

BE A MAN

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BE A MAN !!!

CHORUS

BE GENTLE WITH EVERY WOMAN

BE A MAN ! BE A MAN! BE A MAN !

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VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN IS THE WORLD’S DISGRACE

THIS MAN MADE NIGHTMARE MEN MUST FACE

FREEING OUR FEELINGS IS THE WAY TO SHARE

HELD IN THEY LEAD TO ANGER AND DESPAIR

THE WORLD SHOUTS AT LITTLE BOYS NOW DON’T YOU CRY

WHEN WE BECOME ADULTS WE LIVE THIS LIE

TOO MANY MEN ARE WALKING ON THIS EARTH DEAD TO THE FEELINGS GOD GAVE AT BIRTH

SOME DRINK OR TAKE DRUGS SOME SIMPLY CONNIVE

TIME FOR US ALL TO FEEL MORE ALIVE

TEARS MAKE THE GARDEN OF THE HEART GROW

WHEN WE FEEL DEEP DOWN LET THE TEARS FLOW

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BE GENTLE WITH EVERY WOMAN

BE A MAN BE A MAN BE A MAN

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TEARS ARE TO FEELINGS WHAT EYES ARE TO SIGHT

TEARS SHED DARKNESS

TEARS ARE SUNLIGHT

HOW ELSE CAN WE LEARN TO REALLY SHARE

SHARING EMOTION IS THE WAY TO CARE

REAL MEN CRY IN SADNESS AND THEIR JOYS

REAL MEN LEARN THEY’RE NO LONGER BOYS

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BE GENTLE WITH EVERY WOMAN

BE A MAN BE A MAN BE A MAN

BE GENTLE WITH EVERY WOMAN

BE A MAN BE A MAN BE A MAN

 

Joseph H. Pickering Jr. and Christopher Paul Pickering co-song writers

King of the Road Music Music Publisher

Roger Eydenberg, Artist and Harry King, Back up Singer and Producer C 2018 .

 

AMERICA’S GAME !!

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America’s Game is not about any sport but about life and death in our country. It is written by Joe Pickering Jr. whose songs play internationally, in an HBD Documentary, with ffive CD’s in the National Baseball Hall of Fame Sound Collection, plus having lyrics printed in renown Harvey Frommer’s Sports books plus major newspapers . The song America’s game is fervently and powerfully sung by Harry King a multiple Platinum and Gold Record winner ! Hope you will find this song inspirational and motivating. The American People need to end this game and bring about a Greater America.

 

AMERICA’S GAME !!

GUN VIOLENCE IS AMERICA’S GAME
WE ALL LIVE THIS NATIONAL SHAME
MAY THE GREATEST NATION ON EARTH
HOLD OUR CHILDREN IN GREATER WORTH

YOU ARE AMERICA’S FUTURE PARKLAND
YOU WILL BRING ABOUT A FREER LAND
DICK’S SPORTING GOODS, DELTA AND ALL THE OTHERS
THANKS FROM ALL THE FATHERS AND THE MOTHERS

CONGRESS FEAR LIKE THOSE KIDS THAT DAY
LET GUNS IN THE CAPITOL O.K.
NO BLOOD MONEY FROM THE NRA
BAN ALL ASSAULT WEAPONS TODAY

GUN VIOLENCE IS AMERICA’S GAME
WE ALL LIVE THIS NATIONAL SHAME

THEY TRIED TO LIFT THE TOMMY GUN BAN
THE SUPREME COURT LET THE BAN STAND
WHO COMES FIRST IN THE NRA’S HEAD
kIDS, MEMBERS OR THE INDUSTRY INSTEAD ?

REAGAN SAID GUNS FOR SPORT AND HOME ARE OK.
BUT NO ASSAULT WEAPONS IN THE U.S.A
LOVING WEAPONS MORE THAN OUR KIDS
DISRESPECTS LIFE WE’RE ON THE SKIDS

OUR COUNTRY’S AWASH WITH WEAPONS OF WAR
CROSSING STATE LINES WE NEED FEDERAL LAW
LOVE JESUS THEN FOLLOW HIS WAY
WOULD JESUS OWN AN AR FIFTEEN TODAY

DON’T LIKE THE WAY THE GOVERNMENT’S RUN ?
GET INVOLVED TO CHANGE IT BUT NOT BY GUN
OR OUR ARMY WILL HAVE THE FINAL SAY
LIKE IN THE FOUNDING FATHERS’ DAY

GUN VIOLENCE IS AMERICA’S GAME
WE ALL LIVE THIS NATIONAL SHAME

THE SECOND AMENDMENT CAN’T SERVE YOU
HONOR THE LAND OF THE RED WHITE AND BLUE
CONGRESS HONOR OUR ONLY SOLUTION
YOUR OATH TO ALL OUR CONSTITUTION

HARDEN OUR SCHOOLS OPEN OUR HEARTS
GUN MADNESS TEARS OUR COUNTRY APART
GUN VIOLENCE IS NOT STUDIED IN THIS LAND
CONGRESS LIFT THAT LIFE KILLIN’ BAN

MOST MASS SHOOTERS ARE OVER TWENTY ONE
BAN ASSAULT WEAPONS PROTECT EVERYONE
REPEAL THE BAN ON GUN MAKER LAW SUITS
THOSE WHO OPPOSE GIVE THEM ALL THE BOOT

GUN VIOLENCE IS AMERICA’S GAME
WE ALL LIVE THIS NATIONAL SHAME
MAY THE GREATEST NATION ON EARTH
HOLD OUR CHILDREN IN GREATER WORTH !!

IF NEVER AGAIN EVER HAPPENS AGAIN
CONGRESS AND THE PREZ TEN YEARS IN THE PEN !!!

Joe Pickering Jr. Songwriter

Harry King Artist

King of the Road Music publisher C 2018

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We will conclude our celebration of National Poetry Month on Monday.  Next up, the historical novel, The Secrets of Mary Bowser.Secrets of Mary Bowser Bk Cover

Hope you will pick up your copy of the book today. 

We will be talking with author Lois Leveen on Sunday, June 3rd at 7 pm EST.

 

Founder of the Politics for the People free educational series and book club for independent voters. Chair of the New York County Independence Party.

4 thoughts on “The poetry of Joe Pickering’s Songs

  1. Many thanks for printing and allowing to be play my three songs Cathy !! Really appreciate it !

    Best to you and your wonderful work for our Nation.

    Joe Pickering Jr.

  2. Congratulations Joe Pickering on having your songs featured as poetry. At one point I turned off the sound and just read your songs as poetry, and they were even more remarkable!!

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