From the album The Time is Now

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Lyrics

The Time is Now
Words and Music by Mary Shapiro © Anniston, AL 11/07 & Washington, DC 11/08

Twas a dark December first, coming home from work
She found a free seat and sat down
But when that bus began to fill and others stood against their will
My place is here (said Rosa Parks) The Time is Now
My place is here, The Time is Now

This bus ain't movin’
but the river is flowin’
if I don't jump now I never will
Lord am I ready? I am...learning
My place is here, The Time is Now
My place is here, The Time is Now

Hugo Plessey had one nanna who was black but very light
his own skin wasn't colored he looked white
Hugo got himself a ticket and in first class is where he sat
My place is here (said Hugo Plessey) The Time is Now
My place is here, The Time is Now

This train ain't movin'
but the river is flowin’
if I don't jump now I never will
Lord am I ready? I am...learning
My place is here, The Time is Now
My place is here, The Time is Now

instrumental

Rosa she sat. Martin he marched.
Barack Obama he did run
I have a dream, so do you, yes we can make them true
Our place is here, The Time is Now
Our place is here, The Time is Now

For we are movin
and we are flowing
if we don't jump now we never will
Lord am I ready? I am...learning
My place is here, The Time is Now
My place is here, The Time is Now

My place is here,
The Time is Now