There was a man named Mahatma Gandhi
Who wouldn't bow down, who would not fight
He knew the deal was down and dirty,
Nothing more could make it right, away
But he knew his duty and the price he had to pay
Just another holy man, who dared to be a friend
My God! They killed him...

Another man from Atlanta, Georgia
By name of Martin Luther King,
He shook the land like rolling thunder,
He made the bells of freedom ring, today
With a dream of beauty, that they could not take away
Just another holy man, who dared to make a stand
My God! They killed him...

The only son of God Almighty,
The holy one called Jesus Christ.
He healed the sick and he fed the hungry,
And for his love they took his life, away
On the road to glory, where the story never ends
Just the holy son of man, I'll never understand
My God! They killed him...


(Chorus)
There was a man named Mahatma Gandhi
A man named Martin Luther King
The only son of God Almighty,
The holy one called Jesus Christ
On the road to glory, where the story never ends
Just the holy son of man, I'll never understand
My God! They killed him...

There was a man named Mahatma Gandhi
A man named Martin Luther King
The only son of God Almighty,
The holy one called Jesus Christ
On the road to glory, where the story never ends
Just the holy son of man, I'll never understand
My God! They killed him...


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    General CommentPretty. Never heard it, but reading it it sounds promising.
    ryandsawallon October 15, 2009   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionActually this song was written by Kris Kristofferson. Never have really liked it to much myself, just a bit too pedantic for my taste. Also, the idea it is not exactly original. This is not a knock on Kristofferson, in fact some of my favorite songs are by him, this just isn't one of them.
    Erthonaon July 18, 2011   Link

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