Kris Kristofferson

Jesse Jackson


He was walking with your brother

On the streets of Alabama

He was marching next to Martin when he died


Working face to face in Cuba

And Managua, Nicaragua

He did not yet beat the devil but he tried



         Hold on brother Jesse Jackson

         There's a better world a'coming

         Where a man can hope a man will show some heart

         You just keep right on believing

         In the better side of human

         They ain't ready for you yet, but it's a start

         And you move 'em when you hit 'em in the heart


We must bring it all together

We must start right at the bottom

Back to helping one another when we can


'Cause if he's hungry and he's human

And he's fighting for his freedom

The he shouldn't be too hard to understand


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Words & Music by Kris Kristofferson c. Jody Ray Publishing, Inc. (BMI) All Rights Reserved


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