If you’ve seen the movie “Selma,” or if you watched Sunday evening’s Oscars, you’ve heard the song “Glory,” performed by John Legend and Common. Written for the film, the meanings behind the lyrics are the same whether you watched “Selma” in a theater or the Oscars on your couch.
“Hands to the Heavens, no man, no weapon
Formed against, yes glory is destined
Everyday women and men become legends
Sins that go against our skin become blessings
The movement is a rhythm to us