Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Crosby, Stills & Nash: Teach Your Children



Lyrics: Graham Nash
Recorded: 1969
Released: May 1970
Label: Atlantic Records

The song's message is anti-war and anti-violence. We act as guides to our children to teach them the important values of love, respect, freedom, and individual dignity. Children watch and imitate what we do, and are human sponges, soaking up their environment. Parents carry a great and wonderful responsibility. The hard work of being a living testimony to humane values will undoubtedly bear fruit. So, yes, in this case actions speak volumes.

Teach Your Children

You, who are on the road
Must have a code
That you can live by.
And so, become yourself
Because the past
Is just a goodbye.

Teach your children well
Their father's hell
Did slowly go by
And feed them on your dreams
The one they picks
The one you'll know by.
Don't you ever ask them why
If they told you, you would die
So just look at them and sigh
And know they love you.

And you (Can you hear and)
Of tender years (Do you care and)
Can't know the fears (Can you see we)
That your elders grew by (Must be free to)
And so please help (Teach your children)
Them with your youth (You believe and)
They seek the truth (Make a world that)
Before they can die (We can live in)

Teach your parents well
Their childrens hell
Will slowly go by
And feed them on your dreams
The one they picks
The one youll know by.

Dont you ever ask them why
If they told you, you would cry
So just look at them and sigh
And know they love you.

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