“One Vision”

Yesterday marked 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. NPR has posted a lot of articles this week about Dr. King. I found the audio clip/transcript of “50 years After MLK Assassination, What Comes Next?”  to be very interesting.

This year, during the week of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I wrote about about a song that I love that was written about Dr. King, “Pride (In the Name of Love).”

Since this week was the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s death, I wanted to write about another song that was written about Dr. King, Queen’s “One Vision.”

Although I knew “Pride (In the Name of Love)” was written about Dr. King, I didn’t know of any other songs that were created to honor him. However, because Dr. King was such an influential person, I felt confident that there were other songs out there written for him.

I came across the article “10 Songs Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” on Billboard’s website. I was moved to learn about all these songs written for Dr. King-some of the songs being ones that I hadn’t heard before.

I was extremely surprised to see that Queen wrote a song for him because I think Queen is fantastic, and I thought I knew all of their songs, but I actually never heard the song they wrote for him before! 😮

Freddie Mercury’s beautiful voice expressing moving lyrics while being paired with catchy rock beats makes “One Vision” a fantastic dedication to Dr. King!

Here are the lyrics:

One Vision lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
 One man one goal one mission,
One heart one soul just one solution,
One flash of light yeah one god one vision
One flesh one bone,
One true religion,
One voice one hope,
One real decision,
Wowowowo gimme one vision
No wrong no right,
I’m gonna tell you there’s no black and no white,
No blood no stain,
All we need is one world wide vision
One flesh one bone,
One true religion,
One voice one hope,
One real decision,
I had a dream,
When I was young,
A dream of sweet illusion,
A glimpse of hope and unity,
And visions of one sweet union,
But a cold wind blows,
And a dark rain falls,
And in my heart it shows,
Look what they’ve done to my dream
Give me your hands,
Give me your hearts,
I’m ready,
There’s only one direction,
One world and one nation,
Yeah one vision
No hate no fight,
Just excitation,
All through the night,
It’s a celebration wowowowo yeah
One one one
One flesh one bone,
One true religion,
One voice one hope,
One real decision
Gimme one night,
Gimme one hope,
Just gimme,
One man one man,
One bar one night,
One day hey hey,
Just gimme gimme gimme
Fried chicken

May we be inspired by those who strive to live a life of peace. ❤

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