The least we can do, is make the world a better place.
Not just for the few, but for the human race.
To end wars and quarrels, make John Lennon’s dream come true.
To build a new set of morals, It’s the least we can do.

Show some love and compassion, when people are feeling low.
Make it not just a fashion, that may come and go.
Bring an end to oppression, ‘cos it imprisons the truth.
And be free with expression, It’s the least we can do.

So follow his rainbow, deep into the evening sun.
And pray that It’s colours, will blend together as one.
Seek and we may find the dream he loved to pursue:
A peace for all mankind. It’s the least we can do.



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    General CommentThe expression "the least we can do" usually refers to some small action one can take to contribute to some important, common goal. "The least we can do to support him in his misery is to give him a phone call every now and then".

    This song's protagonist offers a different idea about "the least we can do". He thinks no "small action" is the least we can do, but several remarkable big actions, which are pretty hard to achieve:
    - 'make the world a better place for the (whole) human race'
    - 'to end wars and quarrels'
    - 'build a new set of morals'
    - show continuous love & support for people who feel 'low'
    - to set people free from various kinds of oppression
    - 'peace for all mankind'

    So the question arises: why does the song's protagonist call such huge, hardly achieveable actions 'the least we can do'?

    My guess is that he makes a very principled stance, showing that we should not be satisfied until the very last shred of injustice in this world has been removed, and the very last man, woman and child can lead peaceful lives.


    Less is not enough. 'The least' that is necessary to do will take a huge, common effort. And it's time we started.
    hminkemaon October 05, 2014   Link

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