#OTR50 Day 27: Lyrics

As I’m working on finding the lost writer within me, I’ve been finding myself listening more deeply to lyrics while driving. Musical poetry can grab my soul. It can pull me in and bring tears to my eyes. It can make me dial up the sound so that I can’t hear myself singing along.

Lyrics without music are a kind of poetry of their own as well.

From “What Happens Tomorrow”

I believe
That we are waking up,
From a spell
That those that profit from the fear,
Cast so well.
And good people of the earth,
Now can tell,
There is no “us and them”!

Those that already know me well, know that I am a significant fan of Melissa Etheridge. I have seen her numerous times in concert and enjoy the breadth and depth of her recordings.

This song from 2007 came up in my playlist this morning. It’s one of many that I love that was never released as a single. It might be 12 years old, but the words seem even more relevant to what is happening right now in our country then when the album “Awakening” was first published.

It resonated with my mood on so many levels.

I hope it inspires you as much as it does me.

What Happens Tomorrow
Melissa Etheridge

I believe
If I Look hard enough
I will see
That there can be enough
And I believe
I can think clear enough,
To conceive
A place where there’s enough

If not now, when?
If not today, then
What about tomorrow?
What happens tomorrow?

I believe
A woman can work hard,
And succeed
And we could be content,
To believe
That she could be in charge of the free,
And be the president

If not now, when?
If not today, then
What happens tomorrow?
What happens tomorrow?

If you become the change
You want to see you change
What happens tomorrow?
What happens tomorrow?

I believe
That we are waking up,
From a spell
That those that profit from the fear,
Cast so well.
And good people of the earth,
Now can tell,
There is no “us and them”!

If not now, when?
If not today, then
What happens tomorrow?
What happens tomorrow?

If you become the change
You want to see you change
What happens tomorrow?
What happens tomorrow?

All is love
All is choice
Everyone, Every voice.
All of life, that you see
All our possibilities
As above, so below
to wed the sense
Into the soul
And this is truth

I believe
I believe
I believe

Truth is of the people
By the people
For the people

Truth is of the people
By the people
For the people

Truth is of the people
By the people
For the people

Truth is of the people
By the people
For the people

If not now, when?
if not today, then
What happens tomorrow?
What happens tomorrow?

If you become the change
You want to see you change
What happens tomorrow?
What happens tomorrow?

Tomorrow, tomorrow.

I believe

~~~~~
Listen: https://open.spotify.com/track/2BvhRvquB9i3fWP0i1XVcu
~~~~~

338 Days to go.

#OTR50

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