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No One’s Gonna Do It For Us (a capella)

No One's Gonna Do It For Us (add your flavor/remix this tune)
Melody and Lyrics: Lonnie Ray Atkinson
This is another song againt apathy. For music, I was thinking maybe something 80's sounding with a bass lead. If you are interested (or you think you know someone that might be interested) in adding some music (or better vocals) to the mix, you can download the raw a capellas here at ccMixter (just click on the word "download" under the word "stream"). When you are done, you can email me any mp3s here.
All contributions will be considered Creative Commons License: Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0.
Your time and talent is greatly appreciated.

Lyrics:
verse one:
where's the masses
the energy that defines youth
where's the conscience
that pushes us to search for truth
where's the struggle
against the unjust and unfair
where's our sacrifice / past signatures
and a couple dollars here and there
 
where's the hunger
to sign our names to the good
where's the urgency
to make our hearts understood
where's our action
why do we leave it to a fearless few
where's our vision
does it skip a generation or two
 
chorus:
no one's / gonna / do it / for us ******
no one's / gonna / do it / for us
no one's / gonna / do it / for us
no one's / gonna / do it / for us
 
verse two:
what's the difference
between youth then and youth now
where's the humility
to act without taking a bow
 
where's our moment
the ingredients are all there
where's our sense of place in history
or do we even care
 
chorus:
no one's / gonna / do it / for us ******
no one's / gonna / do it / for us
no one's / gonna / do it / for us
no one's / gonna / do it / for us
 
bridge one:
– is this the world we want
is it slipping from our hands
how can we expect what we want
when we haven't got any demands
– we can spend our whole lives waiting
for time to call our bluff
but tell me do we want our children
to know that we didn't do enough

chorus:
no one's / gonna / do it / for us ******
no one's / gonna / do it / for us
no one's / gonna / do it / for us
no one's / gonna / do it / for us

bridge two:
– and is this the story we want
being written by someone else
tell me, can we expect the next generation
to do what we wouldn't do ourselves

chorus:
no one's / gonna / do it / for us ******
no one's / gonna / do it / for us
no one's / gonna / do it / for us
no one's / gonna / do it / for us

This song is under the Creative Commons License: Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0.
You are free to download this song and share it with as many people as you like (please respect and include attributions).

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