10 Days in America (Be the Change)

She woke up that morning with love in her heart
To see her husband in a nursing home to check on his heart
he went to grab snacks before the movie night start
he guarded that store to make sure that trouble was blocked
she moved to buffalo to take care of her bro
she fed people down on their luck who might’ve been po
beat aneurysms and cancer in her 65 years
he went to get a birthday cake for his son of 3 years
she fought to get guns off these violent streets
he drove taxis to help people leaving Tops Mart see
she was the life of the party brought the family together
she was the substitute who will be substituted never
he was a Taiwanese father of 4 in southern cali
Way too many others in this song to try to tally
This is everyday America, gets worse everyday
With nra, apathy, and politics in the way.

You gotta be the change you seek, you gotta speak
You gotta stand up for the future of our babies
If change is meant to be, it’s up to you and me
So what you gonna do to fight and save this country?

You gotta be the change you seek, you gotta speak
You gotta stand up for the future of our babies
If change is meant to be, it’s up to you and me
So what you gonna do to fight and save this country?

Their lives were robbed at Robb on a day of joy
A beautiful day at Uvalde for the girls and boys
A day of honor rolls for great kids on a roll
Looking forward to summertime, such beautiful souls
Stellar grades and good citizenship awards
They loved video games and burning up dance floors
He loved catching footballs thrown far and near
They were saving up so she could go to Disney next year
Her pictures said a thousand words but she’ll never speak again
They were cousins who were also probably best friends
She was so fast in races, friends couldn’t keep up
They taught for over 20 years teaching kids to look up

At a brighter future and to face it with grace
Taught those kids to always have a smile on their face
America weeps for those slain but it can’t be in vein
After our tears we gotta fight so there’s no future pain

You gotta be the change you seek, you gotta speak
You gotta stand up for the future of our babies
If change is meant to be, it’s up to you and me
So what you gonna do to fight and save this country?

You gotta be the change you seek, you gotta speak
You gotta stand up for the future of our babies
If change is meant to be, it’s up to you and me
So what you gonna do to fight and save this country?

A baby formula shortage, babies crying “feed us”
But some politicians only care about the fetus
They’d rather keep the guns but ban abortion
They’d rather ban books before they ban a gun
They found money for Ukraine as we wanted them too
But where’s the money for our roads, summer jobs and schools?
Gotta vote more into office who will fight for our babies
Gotta target sponsors who sponsor hate on tv
Gotta fight for the truth to be taught in our schools
Gotta stop blaming mental health and not provide the tools
Gotta challenge our neighbors when we hear ignorance
You might think that act is small but it’s significant
If you don’t stand up to hate, don’t stand up to violence
Then you’re almost just as guilty because of your silence
10 days in America’s any day of the week
But together we can change this if we’re strong never weak

You gotta be the change you seek, you gotta speak
You gotta stand up for the future of our babies
If change is meant to be, it’s up to you and me
So what you gonna do to fight and save this country?

You gotta be the change you seek, you gotta speak
You gotta stand up for the future of our babies
If change is meant to be, it’s up to you and me
So what you gonna do to fight and save this country?

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