Words make you think a thought.
Music makes you feel a feeling.
A song makes you feel a thought.
~ E.Y. Harburg
Edgar Yipsel Harburg (1896 - 1981), known as E.Y. "Yip" Harburg, was a lyricist and poet, most famous, perhaps, for writing the words to all of the songs for the 1939 film classic The Wizard of Oz.
For women's rights and a civil rights agitator, Harburg was known as "Broadway's social conscience". His activist's legacy is carried on by The YIP Harburg Foundation, which initiates and funds projects on social and economic justice and educational opportunity, and American political art that addresses cultural and social issues or the exposure and elimination of economic and social discrimination and exploitation. The foundation has helped fund many documentaries, including Fear and Favor in the Newsroom, The Legacy of the Hollywood Blacklist, The Weather Underground, Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action, and Porgy and Bess: An American Voice.