Daughters and Sons
Another classic from Tommy’s 1986 recording
  

1
They wouldn’t hear your music, and they pulled your paintings down
They wouldn’t read your writing and they banned you from the town
But they couldn’t stop you dreaming; the victory now you’ve won
For you’ve sowed the seeds of freedom in your daughters and your sons

2
Your weary smile it proudly hides the chain marks on your hands
Where you bravely strived to realize the rights of every man
And though your body’s bent and low, a victory you’ve won
For you’ve sowed the seeds of justice in your daughters and your sons

3
I don’t know your religion but one day I heard you pray
For a world where everyone can work and children they can play
And though you never got your share of the fruits that you have won
For you’ve sowed the seeds of equality in your daughters and your sons

4
They taunted you in Belfast, and they tortured you in Spain
And in that Warsaw ghetto where they tied you up in chains
In Vietnam and Chile when they came with tanks and guns
It’s there you sowed the seeds of peace in your daughters and your sons

5
And now your music’s playing and the writing’s on the wall
And the dreams you painted can be seen by one and all
And now you’ve got them thinking and the future’s just begun
For you’ve sowed the seeds of freedom in your daughters and your sons