From the recording Count. Me. In.
I was sheltering at home during the pandemic, but wished I could have been out at the street protests. Instead, I wrote this song as a guide for a new brave generation.
Walk in the World
G D G C
Sometimes you’ve just had enough. You have to take to the streets.
There you’ll find the kind of people that you need to meet.
You can’t lock any doors around you. You have to trust in fate.
Pour some love on the situation, just to counter all the hate.
G - D G -C- G. -C- G
And walk in the world.
It’s alright to post your opinion. Hit that donate button each time.
Petitions don’t make the six o’clock news, like our bodies on the line.
Go with friends, make new friends. Let the spirit move your heart.
Voices raised as one is where all the changes start.
So walk in the world.
C D G Em
Walk in the world, walk in the world.
C D G -C- G. -C- G
If you’ve had enough, walk in the world.
Bring up photos of the Civil Rights Movement. Those shots are all outdoors.
Gay Pride filled the city streets, not some safer place indoors.
Sing if you can muster a labor song or two.
The powers that be ignore us till they see a multitude. (That)
walks in the world.
The week before George W. wrapped Baghdad in death and fire.
I was out at a demonstration with a burning disbelief and ire.
We few practiced non-violent civil disobedience once more.
But even those who prayed for peace, chose to stay indoors. (But we)
walked in the world.
We shall not be moved. We shall not be moved. We shall, we shall not be moved.
Word and music by David B. Hakan 6-14-2020
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