Wake Up Everybody Lyrics

by John Legend

Wake up everybody
no more sleeping in bed
No more backward thinking,
time for thinking ahead

The world has changed
So very much
From what it used to be
There is so much hatred
War and Poverty

Ooh, Ohh, Yeah

Wake up all the teachers
Time to teach a new way
Maybe then they'll listen
To what you have to say

'Cause they're the ones who's coming up
When the world is in their hands
When you teach the children
Teach them the very best you can

(Chorus)
The world won't get no better
If we just let it be
The world won't get no better
We gotta change it, yeah
Just you and me

Wake up all the doctors,
Make the old people well
They're the ones who suffer
And who catch all the hell

But they don't have so very long
Before that Judgement Day
So won't you make them happy
Before they pass away

Wake up all the builders
Time to build a new land
I know we can do it
If we all lend a hand

The only thing we have to do
Is put it in our minds
Surely things will work out
'Cause they do everytime

(Chorus)

It's the God hour
The morning I wake up
Just for the breath of life I thank my maker
My mom say I come from hustlers and shakers
My mom built it on skyscrapers and acres
He said take us back to where we belong
I'm trying to write a song
As sweet as the Psalms, the one the type to bare arms
And wear my heart on my sleeve
Even when I fell in God I believe
Read the days that weave through the maze
The seasons so amazing
Feed them and raised them
Seasons are aging
Earthquakes, wars, and rumors
I want us to get by but
We're more than consumers
We more than shooters, more than looters
Created in His image so God live through us
And even in this generation, living through computers
Only love love love can reboot us

Ohh Wake up, everybody
No more sleeping in bed
Ohh Wake up, everybody
I said I need a little help, y'all
Ohh need a little help, y'all

Come on, come on, come on, come on

Need a little help y'all
Ohh Need a little help, y'all
Wake up everybody
Wake up everybody
Wake up everybody