Q442 Transcript

Transcript prepared by Fielding M. McGehee III. If you use this material, please credit The Jonestown Institute. Thank you.

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Song 1: “Be Glad You’ve Got Communism In Your Life,” which is repeated over and again as its only lyric.

Song 2:
Marx and Lenin led the way
To a brighter communist day
And this truth we will uphold
Till this old body has grown cold

Oh yeah!
Communism is the way
And we gonna fight for it every day
Communism is the way
We gonna fight for it every day

Join us, comrades, and you’ll see
This mighty revolution’s for you and me
And we love this socialist land
For our leader has made a stand

Communism is the way
We gonna fight for it every day
(calls out) Clap your hands!
Communism is the way
Yeah, yeah, yeah
We gonna fight for it every day

Join us, comrades, and you’ll see
This revolution’s for you and me
And we love this socialist land
For our leader has made a stand

Communism is the way
We gonna fight for it every day
Communism is the way
We gonna fight for it every day

(calls out) One more time!
Communism is the way
And we’ll fight for it every day

Song 3:
(Instrumental)

Song 4:
Good morn or evening, friends
I’m your friendly announcer
I’ve serious news to pass on to everybody
What I’m about to say
Could mean the world’s disaster
(unintelligible line)
Don’t delay, send it in right away
(unintelligible line)
Start (unintelligible word) before it’s gone too far
The force of evil plans
To make you a (unintelligible word)
And it will if we let it
Destroy everybody
We all must take
Precautionary measures
If love (unintelligible phrase)
Can you hear me say
That love (unintelligible phrase)
Don’t delay, send it in right away
You know that hate’s going round, hate’s going round
Hate’s going round, and it’s trying to destroy,
But you’ve got to, I’ve got to, we’ve got to, yeah
Get it together
It’s up to us (unintelligible word)
(unintelligible line)
Don’t delay, send it in right away
You know that hate’s going round, hate’s going round
Hate’s going round, and it’s trying to destroy,
But you’ve got to, I’ve got to, we’ve got to, yeah
Teach communism, teach communism
Oh, love (unintelligible phrase)
Don’t delay, send yours in right away
It’s up to you, ‘cause hate–
Yeah, (unintelligible fade)

Tape silence for one minute

Song 5:
Run to the sunset, hand in hand
A lonely beach
The warmth of her laughter
This is the place and time of levity
If not for now, forever after
We who think ourselves beginning
When your love was true
The joy and the sorrow
Of feelings that are true
Today we’ll be together
Forever gold
Love becomes impressions in the diary of your mind
Love becomes (unintelligible word) so hard to find
And when you think of feeling
All the places in your life
Lonely places in your life
You think of her, yeah, yeah, yeah
Oh yeah
People who (unintelligible phrase)
And when you stand to the firelit invitation
Of her eyes
(unintelligible phrase) to moods of love
When the sun begins to rise
We think of the beginning
When her love was true
Oh, and the sun begins to rise

Tape silence for one minute

Song 6:
Oh, yeah, people are running
Through your mind
Through your mind
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
people are running,
Running around in circles every day
Running around in circles in the morning (unintelligible word)
Got on my travelin’ shoes, I gotta spread the news
Running around in circles every day
Running around in circles in the morning (unintelligible word)
Running around in circles in the morning (unintelligible word)
Got on my travelin’ shoes, I gotta spread the news
Running around in circles in the morning (unintelligible word)
Oh (unintelligible line)
Let his spirit take us all
(2 unintelligible lines)

[Editor’s note: With slight variations, the lyrics them repeat themselves several times]

(Tape edit)

There follow numerous short, unintelligible bursts of conversation, punctuating lengthy silences. Eventually, the tape becomes faint, with singing voices barely discernible.

At one point, an unidentified male sings “The Greatest Love”. Word for word transcription cannot be done due to faintness of recording, but the lyrics – from the transcript of tape Q 408 – are below.

“The Greatest Love”:

I believe that children are our future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children’s laughter remind us how it used to be

Everybody searching for a hero
People need someone to look up to
I never found anyone who fulfilled my needs
A lonely place to be
So I learned to depend on me

I decided long ago
Never to walk in anyone’s shadows
If I fail, if I succeed
At least I lived as I believe
No matter what they take from me
They can’t take away my dignity

Because the greatest love of all
What’s happening to me
I found that greatest love of all
Inside of me
The greatest love of all
Is easy to achieve
Learning to love yourself
It is the greatest love of all

I believe the children are our future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
If you give them a sense of pride
(speaks rapidly) You maybe gotta give them a sense of pride
(sings) make it easier
Let the children’s laughter remind us how it used to be

I decided long ago
Never to walk in anyone’s shadow
If I fail, if I succeed
At least I lived as I believe
No matter what they take from us
They can’t take away our dignity

Because the greatest love of all
Was happening to me
I found that greatest love of all
Inside of me
The greatest love of all
Oh, it’s easy to achieve
Learning to love yourself
It’s the greatest love of all

And if by chance, that special place
That you’ve been dreaming of
Leads you to a lonely place
Find your strength in love

Originally posted on February 8th, 2021.

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