Friday, April 8, 2011

Rocking The Revolutionary War-Too Late To Apologize-A Declaration



I'm really supposed to be doing my daisy girl scout homework for Monday night's meeting that I'm leading but I can't get this video out of my head. I ADORE it....

We've been rocking the Revolutionary War around here these days. My husband is a history teacher and a lot of times our daughter will ask about what he's teaching and we talk about it. (in an age appropriate way.) They've spent a lot of time watching Liberty's Kids, which if you have not seen, is an awesome series for kids about the revolutionary war.

I really like history, but as an adult, with a child, I feel like I'm discovering it in a different way than when I was youger. For instance when I read the Laura Ingalls books as a child, they seemed like a grand adventure. I mean who wouldn't want to head out west in a covered wagon? As an adult I can grasp what that must have taken to pack up your family and leave for parts unknown. Alone, facing god knows what dangers on the way. Remember when all the Ingalls family had to eat was turnips during the Long Winter? As a child I though that sounded gross. As an adult I imagine the horror that Ma and Pa Ingalls must have felt as their family slowly starved to death.

And now the Revolutionary War. As a young person the Revolutionary War was but one more page in my history book of battles and dates. Upon deeper reflection, and in telling someone else about it, in teaching someone else what it means, I imagine the passion and fire. The fear and anger. What it must have took for those people to sign that Declaration. The conversations they must have had at home...

I think I have a little crush on Thomas Jefferson in the video....

Lyrics
Halfway across the globe


And we're standing on new ground

Screaming 'cross the waves

You can't hear a sound

There's no fair trials, no trade, no liberties

No tea

We've colonized America; we won't stand for tyranny,

Oh king

And it's too late to apologize

It's too late

I said it's too late to apologize

It's too late

And it's too late to apologize


It's too late

I said It's too late to apologize

It's too late

I said it's too late to apologize, yeah

It's too late

I said it's too late to apologize, yeah

Halfway across the globe

And we're standing on new ground

We've paid your foolish tax, read the acts

And they just won't do

We want to make it clear, we believe this much is true

All men were created with certain
Unalienable rights

Among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit

Of happiness

It's too late to apologize


It's too late

I said it's too late apologize

It's too late

I said it's too late to apologize, yeah

It's too late

I said it's too late to apologize, yeah

Halfway across the globe

And we're standing on new ground.

2 comments:

Stephanie Draven said...

Oh, I love this video. Hah! How great is that?

Christine said...

I knew you would like it! I really adore it. Apparently it looks very much like the original video (I've never seen it though) The other day I found myself singing this song in my head!

I'm strangely attracted to the Thomas Jefferson character. Will asked if it was when he was showing his arms in the end and I said no "I rather like him in the frill..."