Love is but a song to sing

Fear’s the way we die

You can make the mountains ring

Or make the angels cry

Though the bird is on the wing

And you may not know why

 

Come on people now

Smile on your brother

Everybody get together

Try to love one another

Right now

 

Some may come and some may go

We shall surely pass

When the one that left us here

Returns for us at last

We are but a moment’s sunlight

Fading in the grass

 

Come on people now

Smile on your brother

Everybody get together

Try to love one another

Right now

 

Come on people now

Smile on your brother

Everybody get together

Try to love one another

Right now

 

Come on people now

Smile on your brother

Everybody get together

Try to love one another

Right now

 

If you hear the song I sing

You will understand (listen!)

You hold the key to love and fear

All in your trembling hand

Just one key unlocks them both

It’s there at your command

 

Come on people now

Smile on your brother

Everybody get together

Try to love one another

Right now

 

Come on people now

Smile on your brother

Everybody get together

Try to love one another

Right now

 

I said, come on people now

Smile on your brother

Everybody get together

Try to love one another

Right now

Right now

Right now

 

Songwriters: Chester Powers / Chester William Jr. Powers

Get Together lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Why this song?

A blast from the sixties, another time of widespread protest on many fronts.

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