Let’em Be the Last

Medger Evers died in the year of ‘63
Felled at his home by some assassins gun
He fought for the cause of freedom in our land
And he died for it with love in his right hand

Let’em be the last, brothers…Let’em be the last
Let’em be the last to die for you and I…Let’em be the last to die for love

John Kennedy filled the lives and hearts of people in this land
With a youthfulness and hope they’d never felt
He was shot and killed while still a youthful man
Seemed the whole world cried when the blow was dealt

Let’em be the last, brothers…Let’em be the last
Let’em be the last to die for you and I…Let’em be the last to die for love

Martin Luther King was a man of peaceful ways
Non-violence was the doctrine that he taught
Someone shot his body in the state of Tennessee
But we all know that a spirit can’t be shot

Let’em be the last, brothers…Let’em be the last
Let’em be the last to die for you and I…Let’em be the last to die for love

Robert Francis Kennedy fought for human rights
And he fought to bring us peace in Viet Nam
He was shot and killed on a June election night
Let’s keep his dreams alive, I know we can

Let’em be the last, brothers…Let’em be the last
Let’em be the last to die for you and I
Let’em be the last to die for love

Yeah, they gunned down Medger Evers and they murdered Reverend King
And they shot those Kennedy brothers down to die
But they cannot shot our dreams of world peace and human rights
And I pity those who feel the need to try

Let’em be the last, brothers…Let’em be the last
Let’em be the last to die for you and I
Let’em be the last to die for love
Let’em be the last, brothers…Let’em be the last
Let’em be the last to die for you and I
Let’em be the last to die for love