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  1. RAINBOW WAVE

From the recording COUNTERBALANCE

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“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.” “It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.” Mahatma Gandhi
“An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.” Martin Luther King
“For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” Nelson Mandela
A tribute in song to the quotations of some of the greatest freedom fighters history has known – Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela, the latter whose dedication to bringing about the birth of the rainbow nation of South Africa gives the song its name.

Lyrics

RAINBOW WAVE

Freedom has no value
If the world you paint is missing
The freedom to be wrong
The pacifist is hollow
If the head signs up through weakness
But the heart won’t play along

Power is not muscle
It’s born of aspiration
Of courage and of will
They must live within you
The changes you would wish to
See the world fulfil

(Let it begin) Into the day
(A day for us all) All that has passed
(Will last beyond song) Stronger than us
(Dust settles on) On to our love
(Love of the land) And discontent
(Sent to its grave) Save me a
Ride on the Rainbow Wave!

Fighting law with conscience
Until the two are equals
As they always should have been
Leave the daily trivia
Put your worries second
Your life can now begin

Let it begin…
Freedom, freedom will reign
Freedom will rain on this ground