John Legend with The Roots, ft. Common & Melanie Fiona - Wake Up Everybody

By Drum Digital
21 January 2014

John Legend is asking the world to wake up.

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

There is so much hatred

War and poverty, whoa, oh

Wake up, all the teachers

Time to teach a new way

Maybe then they'll listen

To what'cha 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, na, na, na

The world won't get no better

We gotta change it, yeah

Just you and me

Wake up, all the doctors

Make the old people well

They're the ones who suffer

And who catch all the hell

But they don't have so very long

Before the Judgment Day

So wont'cha 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

The world won't get no better

If we just let it be, na, na, na

The world won't get no better

We gotta change it, yeah

Just you and me

It's the God hour, the morning I wake up

Just for the breath of life I thank my maker

My mom say I come from hustlers and shakers

My mind builded on skyscrapers and acres

He said take us back to where we belong

I try to write a song as sweet as the Psalms

Though I am the type to bear arms and wear my heart on my sleeve

Even when I fell in God I believe

We the days at

Weave through the maze and the season so amazing

Feed them and raise them

Seasons are asian

Earthquakes, wars and rumors

I want us to get by but we more then consumers

We more than shooters

More than looters,

Created in his image,

So God live through us,

And even in his generation living through computers

On love, love, love can reboot us

Wake up, everybody

Wake up, everybody

Need a little help, y'all

Yes I do, need a little help

Need a little help, y'all ay

Wake up everybody

Wake up everybody

Wake up everybody

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