The Loving Kind

Album: The Loving Kind (2009)
  • They were the loving kind
    She was black and he was white
    In Virginia nineteen fifty-eight
    They found love amongst the hate

    Well the law said they could not wed
    They married anyway
    The sheriff put them both in jail
    Separated 'till they made their bail

    They changed the heart of a nation
    with their wedding vows
    From the highest court in the land
    Their union would lawfully stand
    Simply Mildred and Richard
    That's how they'll be remembered
    They proved that love is truly blind
    They were the loving kind.

    The Lovings lived a quiet life
    In their Virginia home
    and while the case worked it's way through the courts
    They brought three children to this world
    Richard died in seventy-five
    Mildred kept their love alive
    'Till the spring of two thousand-eight
    Fifty years beyond the hate

    They changed the heart of a nation
    with their wedding vows
    From the highest court in the land
    Their union would lawfully stand
    Simply Mildred and Richard
    That's how they'd be remembered
    They proved that love is truly blind
    They were the loving kind Writer/s: NANCI GRIFFITH
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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