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Be the Change (the Story of Mahatma Gandhi)

Mc Yogi
Language: English



[2008]
Album: Elephant Power
Elephant Power
once upon a time not long ago
there was a boy who would grow and become a great soul
he lived in India and his name was Gandhi
he believed in human rights and he fought for equality

He felt so strongly that he trained himself
he realized first he'd have to change himself
so he changed his clothes, and 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 Gods 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

You gotta be the change that you wanna see in the world,
just like Gandhi

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

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 nonviolence as a way to resist

a peaceful soldier who used his mind
to fight for the rights of human kind
but not just people, animals too
his basic teaching God is Truth

he joined Muslims, Seeks, & Hindus
Christians, Buddhists, Jains, and Jews
all the many paths that lead into
the light that shines bright inside of me and you

You gotta be the change that you wanna see in the world, just like Gandhi

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

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

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

Gandhi taught 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 G 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 foreign military realized they were wrong
and eventually decided to go home

you see Gandhi G was a very great leader
but before all that he was shy and 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 wll be your story that"s told!

You gotta be the change that you wanna see in the world,
just like Gandhi

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

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

Contributed by DoNQuijote82 - 2013/2/22 - 14:34



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