The Same Blood (The Newest Song)

Another new song, from my songwriter group.
Man, I love that group.
Three songs in four weeks.
This one, it think is my favorite so far. Hope you like it…

The Same Blood
They’re rattling their sabers
Stirring up our fear
Of the ones beyond our borders
Far away from here.

They tell us we’re in danger
That the enemy must fall
But after all their shouting
We still hear a different call

The same blood on the day we’re born
and our mothers hears our cry.
The same blood on the battlefields
where our children go to die.
The same blood when we lift our prayers
to heaven up above.
The same no matter who we hate
or who we choose to love

We are red and blue states
We are straight and gay
Black and white and brown
Those born here and born away.

The wedges cut so deeply
They almost split the root
But now and then we stop to see
There’s a deeper truth

The same blood on the day we’re born
and our mothers hears our cry.
The same blood on the battlefields
where our children go to die.
The same blood when we lift our prayers
to heaven up above.
The same no matter who we hate
or who we choose to love

La la la….

We can cling to differences
that keep us all apart
Or choose to love the life that flows
Through every beating heart

La la la….

The same blood on the day we’re born
and our mothers hears our cry.
The same blood on the battlefields
where our children go to die.
The same blood when we lift our prayers
to heaven up above.
The same no matter who we hate
or who we choose to love

La la la….
(Words and Music, Eric Folkerth. Copyright  © 2012. All Rights Reserved)

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Eric Folkerth is a minister, musician, author and blogger. He is Senior Pastor of Kessler Park UMC United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas. Previously, he was pastor at Northaven UMC in Dallas for seventeen years. Eric loves to write on topics of spirituality, social justice, music/art and politics. The entries on this blog reflect that diversity of interests. His passion for social justice goes beyond mere words. He’s been arrested at the White House, defending immigrants and “The Dreamers,” and he’s officiated at same sex weddings in his churches, in defiance of what some believe is Methodist teaching. Eric is an avid blogger and published author, and 2017 recipient of the prestigeous Kuchling Humanitarian Award from Dallas’ Black Tie Dinner. (Human Rights Campaign) Eric has led or co-led hundreds of persons on mission trips around the globe, to places such as Mexico, Haiti, Russia, and Nepal. He has worked with lay persons to build ten homes, and one Community Center, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Dallas. He’s a popular preacher, and often tackles challenging issues of social justice in his writings and sermons. His wife, Judge Dennise Garcia, is a State District Judge for Dallas, County. As judge of the 303rd Family District Court, she consistently gets high ratings from area lawyers, and was named “best judge” by The Dallas Observer. First elected in 2004, she was the first Latina ever elected to a county-wide bench in Dallas County, and is currently the longest service district judge in that district. She was re-elected for a fourth term in 2018. They have the world’s best daughter, Maria, and an incredible dog, Daisy. Find links to Eric’s music-related websites, at the top of this site’s navigation menu.

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