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“The Karma’s Gonna Come On Down” by Lytingale

 Angry old white man sittin’ in a tower.

Angry old white men sittin’ on the bench.

Angry old white men clingin’ to your power

But the karma’s gonna come on down.

Lies are lies, not alternative facts.

Lies are lies, and the truth’ll come out.

Lies are lies, you better clean up your act

Cause the karma’s gonna come on down


The karma’s gonna come on down.

The karma’s gonna come on down real soon.

Do unto others what you want done to you,

Cause the karma’s gonna come on down.  Oh, yeah.


Water is life, we’ll raise our voices.

Water is life, not money or oil.

Water is life, you can’t drink that poison, and the karma’s….

Climate is changing, storms are getting stronger.

Climate is changing gotta mend our ways.

Climate is changing, can’t wait much longer, cause the karma’s…


People of color workin’ harder and harder.

People of color want a chance to rise.

People of color have lives that matter, And the karma’s….

LGBTQ, our friends and relations.

LGBTQ need the same rights.

LGBTQ love instead of hatin’, cause the karma’s….


Women rise up for reproductive freedom.

Women rise up for equal pay.

Women rise up, respect is how to treat ’em, and the karma’s…

Affordable care, cause the people want doctors.

Affordable care means life or death.

Affordable care, instead of makin’ profit, and the karma’s….


Wall Street bankers, rigging the system.

Wall Street bankers, cookin’ the books.

Wall Street bankers, stealin’ from your sisters, and the karma’s…

Angry old white men, sittin’ in the Congress.

Angry old white men, corporate sharks.

Angry old white men, thinkin’ you can con us,

But the karma’s gonna come on down…

Resist!  Persist!

Resistance, set to a reggae beat.

(Jane Snyder on drums, Womansong of Asheville sings on the choruses, and Tammy Gregg did the videography)    (c) 2017 Lois J Henrickson (Lytingale)

A prolific songwriter (350+ songs) and versatile musician (vocals, keyboards, guitar, flute, dulcimer, hand drums, kazoo), Lyte uses her clear soprano voice for all styles of music: rock, folk, opera, blues, jazz, musical comedy. She accompanies Womansong, officiates weddings, sings for churches & conferences, and teaches private voice lessons. and


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    Lyte’s, how did you crawl inside my head and make a song out of my, dare I save, angry thoughts??? Well done, my word-crafting sister of song.


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