Martha – 1848, Yawning Discreetly Lyrics

Martha – 1848, Yawning Discreetly Lyrics

Martha – 1848, Yawning Discreetly Lyrics

Liz Cady Stanton had the signature to beat
So complex and beautiful and yet quite neat
And with 99 beside her
It still wasn’t hard to find her
Hope and anger in the ink and on the streets

He has deprived, he has withheld
He has usurped, he has compelled
He has denied, and that’s not right
But when standing side by side
This pattern doesn’t seem so permanent tonight

Old Freddie Douglass had a word or two to say
And as oratory goes well his was great
He could speak the truth to power
He could do it in an hour
And that’s really not a talent one should waste

They have deprived, they have withheld
They have usurped, the have compelled
They have denied, and that’s not right
But when standing side by side
This pattern doesn’t seem so permanent tonight

So take me to Seneca Falls
And let me drown in it all
Such onerous privilege
Take me and make me sing
Come on baby make me sing

We’ve got a little bit of time
And I’m ashamed to let mine slip away
Into the listlessness and apathy and boredom that’s engulfing everything
So take me to Seneca Falls
And let me drown in it all
Such onerous privilege
Take me and make me sing
Come on baby make me sing