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A New Michael Franti Song...


When we met Michael Franti last fall and told him Jon-Alec’s story, he was so kind. He even made a video with us to promote the fund (see earlier blogs). This spring he came out with a new song, Is It Worth a Penny to You?. I want to believe this song is a nod to Jon-Alec or perhaps he was part of the inspiration for the song . Here is a link to

the song

https://youtu.be/xWru0eyubuM


Here are the lyrics:

"Is It Worth A Penny To You"


Did you read the news this morning about the world burning? There's a shooting, there's a looting There's a hurricane coming And every day I sit and wonder, What the hell we doing? I think I smell another war brewing Sometimes I feel like I'm falling from a high wire And I can't breathe in my own home from the forest fires

I got a friend who's now an angel was a firefighter He's looking down reminding me I gotta keep on trying If you met a stranger who was feeling stuck? And if you had a partner who was out of luck? And if the world was down would you try to pick it up? Like is it worth a penny to you? Is it worth a second or two? Reaching out to somebody you never knew Or share it with a friend or two Give it to a hundred more Who pass it to a thousand more They give it to a million more And love is breaking down every door, every door, door Is it worth a penny to you? Is it worth a second or two? Reachin out to somebody you never knew And love is breaking down every door right in front of you Social media showing everybody's best life Making me feel like I ain't got a life at all But if I don't get any likes at all I don't give a gram, I don't give a damn I'm just trying to evolve While forces out there right now are trying to divide us I know that music is really there to unite us Liberty torches are out there for us to light up Just to guide us, so we can see beside us If you met a stranger who was feeling stuck And if you had a partner who was out of luck And if the world was down would you try to pick it up? Like is it worth a penny to you? Is it worth a second or two? Reaching out to somebody you never knew Or share it with a friend or two Then give it to a hundred more Who pass it to a thousand more They give it to a million more And love is breaking down every door, every door, door Is it worth a penny to you? Could you spare a second or two? Reachin out to somebody you never knew And love is breaking down every door right in front of you Is it worth a penny to you? Could you spare a second or two? Reaching out to somebody you never knew And love is breaking down every door right in front of you



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