We Need a Movement
We need a movement that will reach across the mountains and the seven seas.
We need a movement that will teach us how to live and work together in peace.
One that lets a million different flowers bloom, a thousand thoughts contend.
One with compassion in its action from beginning to end!
We need a movement that will glow like a rainbow crossing the sky.
We need a movement that will flow like a mighty river, deep and wide.
One that shines in the darkest of times, no matter what we face;
One with long-distance runners in a life and death race!
We need a movement that will keep us steady on the course of freedom road.
We need a movement that will spur and stir the force down deep in the soul.
Some people tell us it can never be done;
It’s ‘wishful-thinkin’ pie-in-the-sky.
But one thing come along, they never counted on was the spirit of you and I.
There are no saviors, only you and me, with the power of we.
The only second coming, is the summon of our common humanity.
We need a movement that will rise above the lines of nationality.
We need a movement that defies every kind of inequality.
One that empowers the poorest of poor;
One led by both women and men.
One that aims to break the chains both without and within.
We need this movement, nothing less will do.
I’ll throw in my hat; how ’bout the rest of you?
It’s possible if we want it; it’s possible if we really want it;
If you and me really want it; if we really want it, if we really want it !