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Waiting for a Hero, Waiting for the Draft (a capella)

Wait for a Hero, Waiting for the Draft (add your flavor/remix this tune)
Melody and Lyrics: Lonnie Ray Atkinson
This is a song againt apathy. For music, I was thinking something bluegrass (really cookin'). The vocals are quite raw with no effects. 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.
For the Elijah Lucian remix of this song, click here.
All contributions will be considered Creative Commons License: Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0.
Your time and talent is greatly appreciated.

Lyrics:
the roll is being called / are you here, are you here
good people why are you silent / is it confusion, is it fear
in case it isn’t obvious, this is your cue
your turn has come around and it’s time for you to choose
your turn has come around and it’s time for you to choose

but you say it’s just all too much
well you don’t know the half
you’re waiting for a hero
or waiting for the draft
you just turn the channel
while everyone else gets the shaft
you’re waiting for a hero
or waiting for the draft

there’s a reason, there’s a reason / questions are not in fashion this season
curiosity’s unpatriotic and honesty is treason
but that, my friend, don’t give you / the license to ignore
the storm clouds at the window / and the drumbeat at the door
the storm clouds at the window / and the drumbeat at the door

still it’s not trendy enough
for me to do the math
i’m waiting for a hero
or waiting for the draft
and i can’t be bothered
more than a couple paragraphs
i’m waiting for a hero
or waiting for the draft

are these blessings a lie / or these blessings too plentiful
we too cynical to have dreams / or too ignorant to be cynical
our appetites keep growing / while progress is slowing
why’s the going gotta get tough / before the tough ever get going
why’s the going gotta get tough / before the tough ever get going

and it’s easy to get lost
if you never learned the path
waiting for a hero
waiting for the draft
when you don’t get the punch line
you’ll know who got the last laugh
waiting for a hero
or waiting for the draft
(solo)
the roll is being called, are you here, are you here
we can’t afford to keep quiet / while the inevitable draws near
it’s time to make a stand and demand the world we want
or is all we claim to stand for really just a front
is all we claim to stand for really just a front

is history just a bedtime story
while we sleep through our past
we’re waiting for a hero
or waiting for the draft
and if i die before i wake
what a fitting epitaph
i was waiting for a hero
i was waiting for the draft

lord, tell me what will it take
for me to get off my ass………………….
waiting for a hero
or waiting for the draft
and if i die before i wake
what a fitting epitaph
i was waiting for a hero
i was waiting for the draft

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