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"Our Generation" was written by Moore, Leon.
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Hope of the world is in our generation
(Let's straighten it out)
It's all left up to us
To change this present situation
(Let's straighten it out)

Take caution from our elders
Don't make the same mistake
(Let's straighten it out)
Let's fill the world with love
And get rid of all the hate

Our elders taught us one thing
But practice another
Just look what happened
To the Indian and the brother

Straighten it out
Straighten it out
Straighten it out

Hope of the world is in our generation
(Let's straighten it out)
It's all left up to us
To change this present situation
(Let's straighten it out)

Our leaders make us fight
And we don't know what for
(Let's straighten it out)
If they want people killed
Let them fight the war

It's gotta end somewhere
This killing's got to cease
If no one were to fight
We'd all live in peace

Our generation
(Let's straighten it out)
It's all left up to us
(Let's straighten it out)

Our generation
(Let's straighten it out)
Let's do just what we must
And straighten it out
(Straighten it out)

Gotta straighten it out
(Straighten it out)
Straighten it out
(Straighten it out)
Yeah, we gon' straighten it out, yeah

As long as there's a you, there's a better me
It's why we're together and stronger
Than they ever thought it could be
A world motherless, can health care cover this?
A love for all people no matter what the culture is

Our generation is makin' huge strides
A self-empowering movement, that's on the rise
The more the door is open, the more the youth can see
A fair chance means a greater opportunity

To have a brighter future, deeper insight
Work hard to be anything you want in life
It's what it's all about, the longevity
Educated enough to know what's ahead of me

Need to straighten it out, seek and you'll find
They can cage your body but not your mind
We lay it all on the line in the struggle
We grew but together here's what we gotta do

Our generation
(Let's straighten it out)
It's all left up to us
(Let's straighten it out)

Our generation
(Let's straighten it out)
Let's do just what we must
And straighten it out

Our generation, straighten it out
Let's straighten it out and straighten it out
Hey, we can straighten it out, yeah
C'mon, yeah, our generation, let's straighten it out
Hey, hey, we'll straighten it out

We'll straighten it out, straighten it out
New York City, better straighten it out
Atlanta, better straighten it out
In Los Angeles, you better straighten it out
We can straighten it out, we can straighten it out

Songwriters
MOORE, LEON

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Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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