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With One Heart

Can you hear me
Pleading for you, save me
I’m wasting away slowly breaking down every day

Open your eyes, this is your life
How can we survive
With all the pollution in the air and the ocean
There is still time to make it right
Yes we gotta try
All we got is one world
So all we need is one heart

With one love, with one heart
If everybody would just be down for whatever
We could change the situation
With one love, with one heart
All we really have is just one way of healing
This place we claim to love, can’t ya feel it.

Don’t you see the way men abused all my resources
We’re not so far away
From being at the point of no return, so

Open your eyes, this is your life
How can we survive
When all the animals and birds are slowly dying
There is still time to make it right
Yes we gotta try
All we got is one world
So all we need is one heart


Close your eyes and imagine a world with no separation,
With litigation tossed aside we could move a nation,
It’s all contemplation, maybe thru demonstration,
We’ll be overtaking the world with our conversation,
Hand in Hand we make moves lets go in together,
Pushing the boundaries with hearts that will live forever,
This is not about you and your best friend
Open your eyes and you can see what we’re living in,
Blasphemy, catastrophe, pushing with force
and making you hoarse when you scream for me,
I’m asking you together, that means you and your crew,
Past due on the rent with no money for school,
So what you gonna do, let me give you some cents,
So you can rub’ em together between you and your friends,
And make ends, come to grips with the reason we in
This compromised situation, riddled with hesitation,
2nd class, 3rd rate, do the math don’t hate…..


We’ll Be There

There’s a place they call tomorrow,
somewhere in the reaches of our minds.
To find the road to get there isn’t easy,
there’s so many different signs.
But we’ve got our hopes and we’ve got our memories,
And a feeling that tomorrow will be made of these.

We’ll be there, we’ll be singin’ one more song.
We’ll be there, even though the road is long.
We’ll be there, and the feelin’s growin’ stronger.
When tomorrow comes, together, we’ll be there.

Tomorrow is the rain that falls,
The forest and the dolphins in the sea.
And the kid next door, only four, who tells you
what she wants to be.
It’s the ones who are going hungry, the people left behind,
Who almost gave up dreamin’ of a better time.


And when we make it, let me say,
The thing that i would really like to do
When the band begins to play:
I want to have the first dance with you.


Up With People!

It happened just this morning, I was walking down the street,
The milkman and the postman and policeman I did meet.
There in ev’ry window and ev’ry single door,
I recognized people I’d never noticed before.

Up! Up with people!
You meet ‘em wherever you go,
Up! Up with People!
They’re the best kind of folks we know.
If more people were for people,
All people ev’rywhere,
There’d be a lot less people to worry about,
And a lot more people who care.

People from the south-land and people from the north,
Like a mighty army, I saw them coming forth.
‘Twas a great reunion, befitting of a king!
Then I realized people were more important than things.

Up! Up with people!… etc.

The Sound Of Peace

Is there any greater sadness than a child that’s born in fear?
What a lonely sight the world would make if the children were not here.
‘Cause they’re the universal melody the music of our soul.
We hear a symphony of heartbeats when the children say “hello”
We hear a symphony of heartbeats when the children say

See our eyes see our faces
We’re from all the different places in the world
And we share in one belief.
Hear our questions hear our choices
If you listen to our voices with your heart
You’ll hear the sound of peace.

Without us there is no future
No hope to build tomorrow
No dreams to touch the sky.
When we all sing together
We share with one another
A love that will not die.

See our eyes see our faces … etc.

The cannon and saber we’ve heard them all before.
Let the international anthem be the sound of peace not war.
It’s the sound of people showing we share in one belief.
It’s the sound of children singing this is the sound of peace.

See our eyes see our faces … etc.

If you listen to our voices with your heart
You’ll hear the sound of peace.

Shine The Light

I was watchin’ the news today
So many struggle to live
We’re all in this world together
There’s so much I can give

So lets raise up the curtains
And focus the light
On our brothers and sisters
And do what is right

There are people out there who do more than their share
They reach out a hand, lift up their fellow man
Let the world see their fight, they’re turnin’ wrong into right
Lets all take a cue from the unselfish work that they do
And then let’s shine the light
Shine the light (x 2)

There is so much that we can do
Its not as hard as it seems
Find a way to help others live
Help find someone’s dreams

So lets raise up the curtains
Refocus the light
On the whole human family
And do what is right


It’s not impossible
To change this world
Just start with you and me
Every man woman boy and girl


Power With

Power with a sister a brother
is stronger than power over each other (2X)

If you feel lonely and confused
There is a place where you can go to.
Reach deep within yourself and let the power show through

There’s a much easier road
that leads to a brighter tomorrow
Let your power take control


We all need a little respect
not too much to ask not much to expect.
Nobody needs rejection a mask for protection.

Deep down we all want to know:
is there someone to turn to to show to ask a question
in good time there’s a chance we will find
We’re growin’ stronger and we’re getting’ closer


Power can you feel it growing? It comes from knowing:
Power if we work with each other not against each other
You’re my sister my brother.


One 2 One

A man walks up to another man who is lying in the street
And he says Let me help you, brother, let me help you to your feet
And then he reaches out to lift him and the other wonders why
Why did you stop? I stopped because, friend, it begins with you and I

One 2 one, we change the world by giving to another
A helping hand along the way
A simple act of love is what changes are made of
So, one 2 one we change the world

And what about a woman who is looking for a way
To find the hope she needs to help her make it thru another day
And there is no one there to reach out, no one there to get her thru
So who will help this woman find it, If not me, then who?


One 2 one, by one on one, something anyone can do
Everyone can touch someone

How do we heal a world that turns in darkness and pain
How does one person not believe her efforts are in vain
How do we solve all of our problems that grow larger every day
It’s in each and every person, and I know we’ll find a way


Love each other, one 2 one

Keep The Beat

There’s a rhythm that is you, and a rhythm that is me
A progression and a tune, all connected to a beat
An orchestra that grows, everywhere the people go
Gotta keep the music going, ’til the rhythm’s overflowin’ 

There was a time when the rhythm in the world
Was a simple little beat that people would keep together
Just a simple beat, just a simple beat
Now everybody’s from a different culture
Living in a thousand corners of the world
Different corners of the world it’s time to get together now

It’s up to you and me, let’s keep the beat together
It works so naturally to keep the beat together, together

There are many ways to rock it, when the melody is strong
Gotta keep it in the pocket it’s the power of the song
Gotta let your rhythm move you it’s what makes you who you are
If some rhythm’s unfamiliar, trust the beat that’s in your heart

There was a time when the people of the world
were closer to the beat they’d keep together to survive
they kept the beat together
now everybody’s got a different rhythm
So we gotta give ‘em room to wear their,
Gotta give ‘em room to wear their rhythmic pride


Keep the beat, let’s keep the beat, keep the beat, gotta keep the beat

Instrumental Break


It Takes A Whole Village

Papa’s out in the field mama’s down by the well
Grandma’s away at the market with manioc to sell.
A neighbor is watching the children
they’re playing down by the path.
An old man comes along and tells them a story
Always makes them laugh and he says:
“When you go down by the river watch out for those crocodiles.”
You see in Africa the old saying goes:

It takes a whole village to raise a child. (4X)
Ina chukua kijiji kizima kum lea m’ toto

The world is a village now and it isn’t very large.
It’s a struggle for survival families working so hard.
And who is watching the children in front of the big TV
And helping them to understand everything they see?
Who is going to sit down with them and listen for awhile?
You see in Africa the old saying goes:

It takes a whole village … etc.

Leave ‘em a dream tell ‘em a tale
Teach ‘em to read and hammer a nail.
Uncles and aunts grandparents and teachers
Big sisters big brothers neighbors shopkeepers.

It takes a whole village … etc.

I Can Believe

Hey now, slow down, this world is changin’ fast
And I cannot find my way now
what can I say now about our world?
Can I believe that we can find a way?
Can I believe (2X)

I can believe there’s a new ending
Depending on you and me
We can make new choices, raise our voices,
I can believe

I can believe (3X)
In you and me
I can believe, ooh ooh, I can believe,
Raise our voices, I can believe