Permission: Courtesy of the artist Ferron Foisy
Credit: Fast Forward Productions Ltd.
Source: Mary Anne McEwen fonds. Crista Dahl Media Library and Archive, VIVO Media Arts Centre, Vancouver, Canada.
Canadian singer-songwriter Ferron plays guitar and sings her song “It Won’t Take long” on the stage of the Orpheum Theatre.
Division between the peoples will disappear that honoured day
And though oceans lie between us, lifted candles light the way
Half will join their hands by moonlight, the rest under a rising sun
As underneath the sun and moon, a ritual’d wailing has begun
And it won’t take long, it won’t take too long at all,
It won’t take long, and you may say,
“I don’t know how to be a part of what you’re talking about, ”
and it makes me want to say, “Come on!”
And beware you sagging diplomats, for you will not hear one gun
And though our homes be torn and ransacked we will not be undone
For as we let ourselves be bought, we’re going to let ourselves be free
And if you think we stand alone, look again and you will see:
We are children in the rafters, we are babies in the park,
We are lovers at the movies, we are candles in the dark,
We are changes in the weather, we are snowflakes in July,
We are women grown together, we are men who easily cry,
We are words not quickly spoken, we’re the deeper side of try,
We are dreamers in the making, we are not afraid of “Why?”