Be the Change by MC Yogi

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Be the Change by MC Yogi

BE THE CHANGE BE THE CHANGE
Lyrics

1st verse
Once upon a time not long ago
There was a boy who would grow & become a great soul
He lived in India and his name was Gandhi
He believed in human rights & he felt so strongly
That he made a vow to train himself
Because he realized first he’d have to change himself
He changed his clothes & decided to walk
Some days he practiced silence and refused to talk
When he was young he studied to be a lawyer
And then he became a great spiritual warrior
He read from the scriptures of every religion
Came to the realization that we’re all God’s children
Because he understood that we’re all equal
He became a spokesman for the people
A karma yogi devoted to service to spread truth & peace was his purpose

Chorus
Be the change that you wanna see
In the world, just like Gandhi

2nd verse
Gandhi dedicated his life to the cause
Even when it meant breaking unjust laws
He often faced prison and incarceration
But that only strengthened his determination
He said he would make every sacrifice
But that he would never kill or take a life
He used his heart instead of his fist
And he taught non-violence as the way to resist
A peaceful soldier who used his mind
To fight for the rights of human kind
But not just people, animals too
And his basic teaching “God is Truth”
He joined Muslims, Sikhs, & Hindus Christians, Buddhists, Jains, and Jews
All the many paths that lead into
The light that shines bright inside of me and you

Chorus
Be the change that you wanna see
In the world, just like Gandhi

3rd verse
“An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind”
And it takes more strength and faith to be kind
With that in mind Gandhi took a stand
Against the foreign occupation of his land
When things got violent Gandhi would fast
Not eating for days until the riots would pass
But the biggest event that made the British halt
Is when Gandhi-ji decided to harvest salt
The British empire installed a salt tax
And stealing salt was an unlawful act
So Gandhi and his peeps, took the streets
Ten thousand deep they marched to the beach
But when they arrived they were beaten with clubs
But they didn’t fight back
Instead they chose love
The British military realized they were wrong
And eventually decided to go back home
You see, Gandhi-ji was a very great leader
But before all that he was shy & meager
As a young child he was just like you and me
Before he became Mahatma Gandhi
The word “Mahatma” it means great soul
And its inside of us just waiting to unfold
If you follow your heart and act real bold
Next time it’ll be your story that’s told!

Chorus
Be the change that you wanna see
In the world, just like Gandhi


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