The Louisiana Social Pledge

We pledge our allegiance to Louisiana. We will embrace what makes us and our state unique. Louisiana will be recognized as a leader and innovator of the New South. Many great leaders of the future will come from this state. And we will show both the media and politicians that we are smarter than them. We will no longer have our resources exhausted and our people used and left behind. We will work hard and play hard. We will protect each other. We will support each other. We pledge that we will do whatever we can to get these things in motion right now. We will no longer wait for a path to be cleared for us. We will clear the path ourselves. And we ain’t giving up easily. We will socialize in the real world just as well as we do on the internet…in hopes to organize ourselves effectively.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

I Can't Stand the Rain (Louis Toliver Jr - Swartz, LA)

It’s no wonder why I build walls
To the keep the floods out
The pain, the sorrow, doubt
The rain is hitting my window
Testing me and my patience
Here I am sitting, waiting,
Waiting for you to come to me
Free me from myself right now
Let me go outside and breathe
I can’t see passed the clouds
I know you’re somewhere out there
If I only I could see the sun
Then I would find you, soulmate
I am a fortress in this storm
So find me and come into me

Teach Me (Louis Toliver Jr - Swartz, LA)

Teach me how to love
Teach me how to hate
Teach me all the ways to make your life heaven
Teach me all the ways to make your life hell

Oh, teach me how to walk with you
Not to be afraid, but to hold your hand

Teach me how to be soft with you
Teach me how to be rough with you
Teach me all the things that make you smile
Teach me all the things that make you scream

Oh, teach me how to talk with you
Not to be ashamed, but to hold your hand

Push Through (Louis Toliver Jr - Swartz, LA)

Push through, push through
Baby, we can push through
Through times of sadness
Through times of doubt
When the clouds are rainy
And the sun is hiding
Just close your eyes
And think of me

Dawn is close
Just keep your head up
Look to the stars
Hold on to me
Cause I’m not leaving you
So push through, baby
Because times are tough
But love is easy

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Be Good to You (Louis Toliver Jr - Swartz, LA)

I can be good to you
Whenever you are blue
I will cradle you in my arms
Lay upon you all my charms

If you should ever feel low
I can lift you from down below
And as you rise: I will rise too
Our souls are tried and true

What I didn’t know then
I now have come to amend
So love me as deeply as I do
Let’s make this love anew

From every breath that is ours
Our destiny with love showers

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Chapter One (Louis Toliver Jr - Swartz, LA)

The story only begins with your voice
Can you handle your own words?
This is the first chapter of your life
Are you ready to tell your version?

It’s time to establish your characters
Give motive to your life and a setting
This is the chance to gain power
Give motion to your own narrative

Let the meaning of life shine through
It’s the words that will renew faith
It’s the words that will renew the people
Let your letters explore a destiny fulfilled

This is the first chapter of your life
The first words of the rest of your life