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Teach Your Children by Graham Nash

Crosby, Stills, Nash (sometimes Young)

The Lyrics of the song,  "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 good bye.

Teach, your children well,
Their father's hell did slowly go by,
And feed them on your dreams
The one they picked, the one you know by.

Don't you ever ask them why,
if they told you, you would die,
Just look at them and sigh
And know they love you.

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


Teach your parents well,
Their children's hell
will slowly go by,
And feed them on your dreams
The one they picked,
The one you'll know by.

Don't you ever ask them why,
if they told you, you would cry,
So just look at them and sigh
And know they love you.

© Crosby, Still Nash, 2009

More about universal ideas...

Left, center, and right of the political spectrum.

Calm down now.  Take a deep breath.  Just think about it for a minute.  Just a minute.  Although people from all sides of the spectrum will object to having this song within this web site Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (CSNY) captured some element of deep truth here.

1.  We do need to teach our children well.   The lyrics are not schmaltz. The most important thing that we can do to prepare the next generation is to teach by creating a better platform for understanding, growth, and creativity than was given our generation.   More...

2.  We all have dreams.  We all do not pay enough attention to them. More...

3.  We all have our living hell and we all make tragic mistakes.  We've got to talk about them and even sing about them. That's what it means to be human.  No matter what the politics of the CSNY team is, here is a simple universal truth that can bridge our political divides. More...

4.  We all need to bridge our divides.  Engage them. All divides.  Generational divides.  Political divides.  Religious divides.  A key part of building that bridge is to enter into our dreamspace and lay foundations for love within it.   More...

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