Q408 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: Unidentified male sings “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

Song 2: sung by unidentified woman:

I’ll make the first step, and you will make the next
And we’ll join hands the farther we go
The hills may sometimes seem hard for you to climb
But I know we’re gonna make it by and by
We’ll go on for years
(unintelligible line)
We’ll live together in peace

I’ll– I’m gonna, I’m gonna make the first step,
And I know you, you will make the next
And we’ll join hands the farther we go
Sometime the hills may sometimes seem hard for you to climb
But I know we going to make it if we try– if we try
And I know, I know, I know, we’ll go on for years
(unintelligible line)
To live together in peace
Together in peace

Song 3 (version of “You Are So Beautiful To Me”):

Jonestown is so beautiful
To all of us
Jonestown is so beautiful to me,
Yes I see
If you look– If you look,
It’s everything
I’d ever hoped for
Oh, it’s everything, everything, everything to me
Yeah, yeah
Jonestown is so beautiful to me.

Jonestown is so beautiful
Yes it is, to me.
Jonestown is so beautiful to me.
Yes I see, yes I see, yes I see, yes I see
It’s everything these eyes ever hoped for
And it’s everything everything everything everything everything everything to me
I said, Jonestown is so beautiful
I just want to clap these old hands
Jonestown is so beautiful
I want to stomp my feet
Jonestown is so beautiful
I just want to jump up and down
Jonestown is so beautiful
Let it ring from the (unintelligible word)
Jonestown is so beautiful
One more time, one more time
Jonestown is so beautiful
Everybody
To me.
Yeah.

Tape originally posted January 2006

Originally posted on June 16th, 2013.

Last modified on April 7th, 2014.
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