Sunday, May 16, 2010

Wake Up Everybody

As I was traveling  north on the Garden State Parkway yesterday, I was listening to songs I had downloaded to my IPOD. I had the IPOD set to shuffle and Teddy Pendegrass' rendition of Wake Up Everybody came on. I listened to Teddy masterfully and soulfully belt out the words to the song and it came to my mind that even though Wake Up Everybody was written in the mid-seventies by Victor Carstarphen, Gene Mcfadden, and John Whitehead, it's as if these lyrics were written in 2010.  The words hold true to this very minute. After reading the lyrics below, I am sure you will agree.  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.

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