M.L.K.
Lyrics: Henry Biggs

Sometimes absence makes the heart grow fonder
Sometimes killing just makes others stronger
People disappear, and you see 'em more clearly
Smear 'em with hateand people love 'em more dearly
Chop things down, watch 'em grow higher
Hate tries to move forward and it all backfires
Yeah, that day they shot MLK
Injustice shot justice but justice didn't go away
The body died but the spirit got bigger
Bet they didn't see that comin' when they pulled the trigger.
MLK, MLK, MLK, MLK, MLK, MLK, MLK, MLK
MLK, MLK, MLK, MLK
Took you away, took you away but we're stronger today, MLK

Sometimes             makes the heart grow fonder
Sometime            just makes others
People             ,  you see ‘em more
Smear 'em with                           ‘em more
Chop things         , watch ‘em grow higher
          tries to move forward, and it all      fires
Yeah, that day, they shot  
Injustice shot                        didn’t     
The body        , but the spirit got bigger
Bet they        see that comin’ when they pulled the trigger.

  LK, ML ,    K, ML , MLK, M L , M  K,  ML  , M  K, ML  , MLK,  LK

Took you away, took you away but we're stronger today

Background voices:
Sometimes absence makes the heart grow fonder
Sometimes killing just makes others stronger
People disappear, and you see 'em more clearly
Smear 'em with hate and people love 'em more dearly
Chop things down, watch 'em grow higher
Hate tries to move forward and it all backfires
Yeah, that day they shot MLK
Injustice shot justice but justice didn't go away
The body died but the spirit got bigger
Bet they didn't see that comin' when they pulled the trigger.
MLK, MLK, MLK, MLK, MLK, MLK, MLK, MLK
MLK, MLK, MLK, MLK
Took you away, took you away but we're stronger today, MLK

The Puzzle . . .

Pay close attention to the main voice in this song. What happens as the song progresses?

How does this tie into the song's message?

The Solution (highlight area to reveal):

As the song progresses, the main voice slowly fades out.
As this is happening, the background voices come in, taking
place of the lead voice and even becoming louder and stronger.
This is a reflection of the Civil Rights Movement and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s
assassination – “the body died, but the spirit got bigger.”

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