Change Will Come Feat. TheSeKondElement & Bettis

by TheSeKondElement

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Change Will Come

[Verse 1][Bettis + TheSeKondElement]
Bettis: You ask if I’m my brother’s keeper
T2E: I was raised to believe that I am my sister’s keeper
Bettis: I keep him by my side
T2E: So I progress but look back to make sure that I can reach her

Bettis: You say war is not the answer
T2E: They’re telling us to keep the peace & stop the violence, it won’t solve any problems
Bettis: But yet continue to fight
T2E: But we’re running out of options, ‘cause the methods we’re trying ain't working, & my people in my city we’re hurting

Bettis: Peace amongst humanity,
T2E: Everybody’s seeking peace but no one’s willing to change
Bettis: Is what I pray.
T2E: Everybody’s seeking relief but no one’s willing to pray
Bettis: Times are changing
T2E: The generation before keeps reminding us things how different things are
Bettis: With every step we take
T2E: But no one’s willing to show us the way

[Hook]
So move on, stand strong
A change will come

[Verse 2][Bettis]
Jobs, healthcare, & housing
Look how far we’ve come
But we still must go further
The battle has just begun

Freedom of choice
Still being decried
Times are changing
With every step & every stride

[Hook]

[TheSeKondElement]
I’m so tired of being tired, not knowing what to expect/ everyday another problem, shit is weighing on my chest/ as the murder rate is climbing, we rising, accruing debt/ obligations to humanity, infinite bounced checks / we’ve come to cash in, we want every last bit of change/ we running out of time, we can’t let things stay the same/ & the longer we wait the less our future is promised/ & I’m too young to go now I got some things left to accomplish/ so I’m holding on, yea I’m standing strong/ but the babies asking me what the hell is going on/ I wanna give ‘em answers but I ain't got none for myself/ I’m still wondering why 12 men control all of the wealth/ & why every politician’s better qualified to help/ & why this stressing over marriage just ain’t good for my health/ this gap between generations got our world degenerating/ if we kould see the resolution is better communication/ maybe we’d have a few answers to the queries that I’m statin/ each side kould have a chance to lead their own interrogation/ kuz at this rate we won’t make it I’m done waiting for a change/ gotta make it happen now, I can’t let things stay the same/

[Hook]

[TheSeKondElement]
When I speak about The Ten Percent I don’t mean to sound like an elitist/ I’m just trying to get you to understand that we actually believe this/ yes we Have the audacious ideology & Unremitting Belief in the Revolutionary power of Inspiration to Stimulate change/ HUBRIS/ because it takes a little bit of arrogance to embark on a journey that requires a lifestyle of putting others first, and believing that we have the power to make a difference in their lives/ we do this/ they talk, we walk/ we prove this/ every single day we live our lives outside of the box/ in hopes of transforming the world we live in/ & we’re qualified for the job because we’re aware all we have to do is use the talents we’ve been given/ what everyone else seems to be missing is that we’ve been charged with a mission/ & we can’t stop until every last goal has kome to fruition/ & our work will live on even after our time here is finished/ because we are planting seeds that our successors will cultivate/ so that generations to kome will be slow to make/ the same mistakes/ that we once owned/ results of inept decisions because we didn’t know/ now that we’re conscious these dreams take on a life of their own/ now we can say we no longer merely wish or hope/ but we believe that as sure as the setting of the sun/ that one day CHANGE WILL COME

[Hook]

[TheSeKondElement]
If you want to see change, be change
And if you want to see an improvement then improve
And if you’re looking for progress, stop looking & just progress
Begin the change with self
Because one day, self is all that will be left

[Bettis]
A Change Will Come

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released August 1, 2012
© 2012 vintage soul media

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