© 2010 J Oscar Bittinger

Freedom riders rode to Selma
A million marched on Washington
The news stopped calling us “citizens”
Now we’re “consumers” on the run
To ride with Mother Freedom
Join your daughters and your sons

Get on the bus
Get on the bus
Get on the bus you can ride with us
Get on the bus

We all like the easy road
But when the ride gets rough
Gotta get out and push
‘Cause everyone gets stuck
Though you could go it alone
Many hands will get more done
( …so won’t you…)

All sort of folk a’ridin’
You may have never met
Could be better, sittin’ together
Than on the internet
We might have more in common
Than things we’re set against



EDITS: 2000: May 16 | 2004: June 8-11 | 2005; August 25 | 2009: July 27, 29 | 2010: July 22