“open up”

theres a dingdong at my doorbell

and an angel says its comin

browneyed handsome man from memphis

but a guitar he aint strumming

Love has seen his time get shortchanged

through the southside of chicago

so he came to california

and the cops beat up his brother.

and the tears they have stopped flowing

and the boy he has stopped growing

but his heart it cant help knowing

that the time it sure is coming.

MLK Day comes but once a year

and the angel says get ready

for the tables set and waiting

sure your legs they both are steady