Be the Change

from by Tyler Matthew Smith

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lyrics

Put a power plant down by the drinking pool
now they're wondering why these kids ain't learnin' much in school
cell phone towers on every corner just so they can hear
more young people gettin' cancer each and every year

You see when Jesus Christ walked the earth he told his disciples
to turn the other cheek, pay no mind to your enemy
But those who followed didn't see it that way
and I still got bloodshed showing on my doorstep even to this day

Sometimes it seems like I don't have the means to beat it
but I got to rise up and try even though

It wasn't me who pitched that bottle to the side of the road
It wasn't me who took a Bible and threw it like a stone
It wasn't me who saw this world and tried to make it all my own
But it's up to me to be the change I want to see

This beautiful creation is sacred
at least that's what it should be, a place for me and for you
But we got these multi-national corporations
calling dibs on every little thing just like they was in grade school

Sometimes it seems like I don't have the means to beat it
but that's when I got to rise up and try even though

It wasn't me who pitched that bottle to the side of the road
It wasn't me who took a Bible and threw it like a stone
It wasn't me who saw this world and tried to make it all my own
But it's up to me to be the change I want to see

Cause if I don't who's it gonna be
to make this a place I want to leave to my children
There's a higher route than where we're going to
all we need is for each of us to believe

It wasn't me who pitched that bottle to the side of the road
It wasn't me who took a Bible and threw it like a stone
It wasn't me who saw this world and tried to make it all my own
But it's up to me to be the change I want to see

credits

from Hamdulillah, released October 14, 2011
Tyler Matthew Smith-vocals, tenor saxophone, tambourine,
Adam Farley-drums
Wayne Miller-bass
Chris Kelly-acoustic guitar
Kiyoshi Foster-rhythm electric guitar
Al Torre-lead electric guitar
Ryan Leonardo-percussion

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