Wednesday, January 2, 2013

PUPIL OF THE EYE



PUPIL OF THE EYE



                                     words & music by
                                     Phil Morrison
         Pupil of the Eye - The source of our vision
         Teachings of a Holy Man who spoke to us from prison
         Pupil of the Eye - The Creator's gift of sight
         A gift for all humanity - Seekers of the light
1)  


There are so many things we say that influence the mind

Those hidden little messages that are so hard to find
To show just one example, let's talk about a color
How black is shown as negative in one way or another
2)
Of course we know that's not the case when we refer to white
In fact we use the color white to represent what's right
But those of us who have a tone that's of a darker hue

See Blackness in a different light... another point of view

       chorus.... Pupil of the Eye - The source of our vision
                       Teachings of a Holy Man who spoke to us from prison
                       Pupil of the Eye - The Creator's gift of sight
                       A gift for all humanity - Seekers of the light
3)
Sounds that enter through the ear - melodies of old
Orchestrating different notes to touch and soothe the soul
A symphony of music creating harmony
Appreciating differences with its diversity

4)
A special walk, that soulful talk flavored with pizzazz
Innovative music - just listen to some jazz
Reggae, Hip Hop, Samba, and don't forget the Blues
Ways to find expression, years of payin' dues

       chorus.... Pupil of the Eye - The source of our vision
                       Teachings of a Holy Man who spoke to us from prison
                       Pupil of the Eye - The Creator's gift of sight
                       A gift for all humanity - Seekers of the light
       
5)
The Queen of class and dignity, Oprah - seen and heard
America's classical music from Duke, Diz and Bird
International leadership with strength yet always calm
Promoting Peace and Unity... Mr. Kofi Annan


6)
Uplifting words that touch your heart from Maya Angelou
A pioneer in medicine... Dr. Charles Drew
Arthur Ashe and Jim Brown, speaking out, they weren't afraid
Marva Collins and Bill Cosby.. helping youth to make the grade
       chorus.... Pupil of the Eye - The source of our vision
                       Teachings of a Holy Man who spoke to us from prison
                       Pupil of the Eye - The Creator's gift of sight
                       A gift for all humanity - Seekers of the light

7)
Malcolm, Martin, Mandela... standards for the world
To make this earth a better place for every boy and girl
Beige, Brown, Black and White, a variety of colors
Yet one human family... all sisters and brothers

8)
Bearing burdens from the past - enslaved and sometimes sold
Enduring untold horrors while survival was the goal
With faith and perseverance - despite the racist drama
Came forth a U.S. President - his name...Barack Obama

   alternate           (But darkness equals mystery a search for the unknown
                             Seeking Spirituality... we know we're not alone)

9)
The earth's human garden we see before our eyes
Representing Unity, if we'd only realize
But as we care for flowers, so none will be neglected
Humanity is much the same, we all must be respected

        chorus...... Pupil of the Eye - The source of our vision
                          Teachings of a Holy Man who spoke to us from prison
                          Pupil of the Eye - The Creator's gift of sight
                          A gift for all humanity - Seekers of the light

Seekers of the light... Baha'u'llah... World Unity

c 1990 Phil Morrison


The central theme of the Baha'i Faith is the Oness of Humankind. The Prophet-Founder, Baha'u'llah, spoke out at a time when the color black had a negative connotation that contributed to racist attitudes. The Baha'i writings remind us that the pupil of the eye, the source of our vision, is indeed black thus helping to put in balance the social implications of the color spectrum.
        

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