Monday, September 19, 2011

Music Therapy with Miss Moon

This week's Music Therapy with Miss Moon song choice comes with a very important plea. Troy Davis is set to be executed this Wednesday, September 21. That is a mere two days away!

Since his conviction for killing a white police officer nearly 20 years ago, seven of the nine witnesses recanted their statements, new witnesses have come forward identifying another man as the murderer, and the alleged murder weapon has not been found.

Guilt beyond a reasonable doubt is supposed to be the foundation of our justice system. This principle is being defied, ignored, and trampled on in the case of Troy Davis.

But you can help Troy today by writing the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles to ask them to grant clemency for Troy Davis.

I have already written my letter, and urge you to do the same. They are meeting today to consider Troy's case. Time is running out. This is truly a matter of life and death. Please help save Troy Davis’s life by writing your letter today. Thank you.

And I dedicate this song, I Wish I knew How it Would Feel to be Free, by Nina Simone, to Troy Davis.

I wish I knew how it would feel to be free
I wish I could break all the chains holding me
I wish I could say all the things that I should say
say 'em loud, say 'em clear
for the whole round world to hear.

I wish I could share all the love that's in my heart
remove all the bars that keep us apart
I wish you could know what it means to be me
Then you'd see and agree
that every man should be free.

I wish I could give all I'm longing to give
I wish I could live like I'm longing to live
I wish that I could do all the things that I can do
though I'm way overdue I'd be starting anew.

Well I wish I could be like a bird in the sky
how sweet it would be if I found I could fly
Oh I'd soar to the sun and look down at the sea
and I'd sing cos I'd know that
and I'd sing cos I'd know that
and I'd sing cos I'd know that
I'd know how it feels to be free
I'd know how it feels to be free
I'd know how it feels to be free

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