Listen to Jonathan Rundman's "Librarian" song

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Check out the acoustic demo (freely available MP3) of Jonathan Rundman's song, "Librarian," available from the artist's website. A brief excerpt below:

and when the day is over I go home at 5:03
and I give thanks to God and to Andrew Carnegie
and the U.S. Constitution and to Orwell, Poe, and Twain
and I'll return at 8AM to open up again

This was posted over on NEWLIB-L.

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LIBRARIAN

when I was just a baby, before I could speak
I would line up all my letter blocks alphabetically
and now it’s my vocation and my passion to assign
every decimal-numbered shelf to every decimal-numbered spine

I’m a librarian, I’m a librarian
and I like it quiet so the pages can be heard
I’m a librarian, I’m a librarian
and I do it for the love of the word

I bring order out of chaos, I shine light into the dark
because power comes from knowledge just like fire from a spark
and like Gutenberg and Luther with press and pen in hand
I take the message to the masses in a form they understand

I’m a librarian, I’m a librarian
and I like it quiet so the pages can be heard
I’m a librarian, I’m a librarian
and I do it for the love of the word

and when the day is over I go home at 5:03
and I give thanks to God and then to Andrew Carnegie
and the U.S. Constitution and Orwell, Poe, and Twain
and I’ll return at 8AM to open up again

I’m a librarian, I’m a librarian
and I like it quiet so the pages can be heard
I’m a librarian, I’m a librarian
and I do it for the love of the word