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Thinking of you-Song for Jack Layton

(Lynn Mantle)
August 28, 2011
Lynn Mantle

A song I wrote to honour Jack Layton, A Great Canadian!

Jack and I have worked together many, many times over the 25 years or so that we have known each other. He was a great man, a good friend, fearless leader and the most tolerant person I have ever met. 

I will miss you terribly Jack! Sleep well my friend and thank you for all that you have done for this country and all who take shelter here.

You will never be forgotten

 

Spirit of a lion- with the heart of the lamb
Made it his life's work
to help his fellow man
No problem too big-no arena too small
In his quest for social justice
a better world for all
How I wished it wasn't true
when I heard the news today
How I wish that you were here
There's still so much to say
Now I gotta be more than I used to be
Gotta remember, till we all are
none are free
Thinking of you, thinking about you, thinking of you .. Just reminded me
Thinking of you, thinking about you, thinking of you ..
Just reminded, just reminded, just reminded me

Spirit of a lion- with the heart of the lamb

Made it his life's workto help his fellow man

No problem too big-no arena too small

In his quest for social justice

a better world for all

How I wished it wasn't true

when I heard the news today

How I wish that you were here

There's still so much to say

Now I gotta be more than I used to be

Gotta remember, till we all arenone are free

Thinking of you, thinking about you, thinking of you .. Just reminded me

Thinking of you, thinking about you, thinking of you ..

Just reminded, just reminded, just reminded me