Bernard Brookes

Bernard Brookes

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Jazz - Contemporary | Germantown, Maryland, United States
Total Song Plays: 237   
Member Since: 2005
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Song Description

Shouldn't we be wiser as human being in meeting people's basic needs for food and health care, and protecting the environment?

Story Behind the Song

The song was inspired by hearing someone on radio discussing how the US has five percent of the earth's people and uses twenty-five percent of its resources.

Lyrics

Spirit of stone
River, lake and sea
Prophesy
What our lives will be
If we walk
Further down this road
What?s the price
That we will owe

If we?re older
Shouldn?t we be wiser
If we?re younger
We have that excuse
But it?s our children
Who?ll reap the whirlwind
Of a vision
So destitute

Three thousand years
Have the prophets warned
But we hung
Them at the gates
Feed the hungry
And care for the sick
Rich man says
They?ll have to wait

If we?re older
Shouldn?t we be wiser
If we?re younger
We have that excuse
But it?s our children
Who?ll reap the whirlwind
Of a vision
So destitute








Three thousand years
The poor have waited
For the tide
That will lift all boats
Economists
Say poverty?s purpose
Is to keep
The world afloat

If we?re older
Shouldn?t we be wiser
If we?re younger
We have that excuse
But it?s our children
Who?ll reap the whirlwind
Of a vision
So destitute

Most of us
Aren?t poor or wealthy
Just commuters
On this train
But if we see
That a crash is coming
Shouldn?t we call
The driver?s name

If we?re older
Shouldn?t we be wiser
If we?re younger
We have that excuse
But it?s our children
Who?ll reap the whirlwind
Of a vision
So destitute

We all elect
Our driver leaders
So there?s no-
One else to blame
When we?re fall-
ing off the mountain
We must make
Our choices plain

If we?re older
Shouldn?t we be wiser
If we?re younger
We have that excuse
But it?s our children
Who?ll reap the whirlwind
Of a vision
So destitute

We who are five percent
Of the world?s people
Use a quarter
Of the earth?s resource
Yet forty million people
With no health insurance
Says it?s time
We change our course

If we?re older
Shouldn?t we be wiser
If we?re younger
We have that excuse
But it?s our children
Who?ll reap the whirlwind
Of a vision
So destitute


Song Length
5:03
Genres
Jazz - Contemporary, World - Reggae/Carribean
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Female Vocal
Moods
Peaceful, Welcoming

Subject Matter
Justice, Earth

Similar Artists
Najee, Tracy Chapman
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Bernard Brookes
Music Credits Bernard Brookes
Producer Credits Bernard Brookes
Publisher Credits Joyful Psalmist Music
Performance Credits Brookes, Jones & Company
Label Credits Joyful Psalmist Music