Joe Jencks

What Did You Learn

from The Forgotten

Did you go to school this morning

Did you sit there in the classroom

Were you sure to pay attention

Were your ears both open wide

Did you listen to your teachers

Did they make some good suggestions

Did you think about their questions

Could you see the other side

What did you learn

What did you learn

Did you learn about your neighbors

Could you understand them better

When you heard their different stories

The histories in their names

How the dreams that unite us

Cross lines of class and color

Give us strength to know each other

How we’re different and the same

What did you learn

What did you learn

Did you learn about the history

Of the working men and women

In the office and the factory

The classroom and the field

Did you learn how hard we’ve fought

To get the dignity that’s owed us

Do you understand our dreams

Will you help to make them real

What did you learn

What did you learn

I dreamed about a country

I heard of in my childhood

The streets are paved with justice

The schools are built with care

The leaders of the nation

Are the teachers and the learners

The questions and the answers

Are the road that takes us there

What did you learn

What did you learn

What did you learn

What did you learn

© Si Kahn, Joe Hill Music ASCAP

updated: 5 months ago