Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for April 27, 2010-WAKE UP EVERYBODY (Vol.4, Iss.3)
WAKE UP EVERYBODY
Wake up everybody no more sleepin in bed
No more backward thinkin time for thinkin ahead
The world has changed so very much
From what it used to be so
there is so much hatred war an’ poverty
Wake up all the teachers time to teach a new way
Maybe then they’ll listen to whatcha have to say
Cause they’re the ones who’s coming up and the world is in their hands
when you teach the children teach em the very best you can.
The world won’t get no better if we just let it be
The world won’t get no better we gotta change it yeah, just you and me.
Wake up all the doctors make the ol’ people well
They’re the ones who suffer an’ who catch all the hell
But they don’t have so very long before the Judgement Day
So won’tcha make them happy before they pass away.
Wake up all the builders time to build a new land
I know we can do it if we all lend a hand
The only thing we have to do is put it in our mind
Surely things will work out they do it every time.
Written by Carstarphen, McFadden, and Whitehead-1975
In 1975, Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes, a talented R&B group with a crooner by the name of Teddy Pendergrass singing lead vocals, recorded the socially conscience song “Wake Up Everybody“. The song made people pause and think about the state of the world and their responsibility to help make things better.
The song’s title “Wake Up Everybody” is a simple request for all people to come together and work in unity to make the world better. The lyrics give instructions and insight to our need to Wake UP, GET UP, and MOVE UP. It has been 35 years since “Wake Up Everybody” was a chart-topping hit. As you read the words did you wonder how much has changed in the course of the passing years. When will we WAKE UP, SIT UP, and STAY UP until the world is made a better place?
“A.I.M. To Win In 2010”
Aspire, Inspire, Motivate
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mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”