Now!

© 2010 J. Oscar Bittinger
Written for “The Folk Bros.”

Every one is watching
For the flood that s’posed to come
Many more look for the Messiah    
Everybody wants to share a love
Big as the sun
But nobody wants to feel the fire
Something is going on
But no-one seems to know
When the winds are gonna come
Or how they’re gonna blow

CHORUS
And the time is now
And the place is here
And the people who can make things happen
Are standing near
We’ve got to help one another
In our time
And the time is NOW

On amber airwaves
Come the braying of the ass
Trying to incite a barnyard riot
The chickens scatter
And the hogs head for the grass
The foxes follow but deny it
Every dog will have his day
To lay out in the sun
But he can’t find any rest
Till the wolf is on the run

CHORUS
And the time is now
And the place is here
And the people who can make things happen
Are standing near
We’ve got to help one another
In our time
And the time is NOW

BRIDGE
Lift your fist up in the air
Not out anger or defiance
We need to make connections clear
People have the power in alliance
When dreamers and builders
Share a hope
We can raise the rafters
With all hands upon the rope

 

CHORUS
And the time is now
And the place is here
And the people who can make things happen
Are standing near
We’ve got to help one another
In our time
And the time is NOW

 


EDITS:  2009: Dec 18 | 2010: Feb 10; Apr 7; Sept 9