From the recording You Got To Be Heard

Words and Music by Bob Koch
All musical elements composed and played by Jonathan J. Clark

Lyrics

There’s something in the way of a bridge I want to cross
To understand all the things you’ve lost
You walk the line and stand up straight
But got nothing to show for the price you pay
And the world it won’t stop to turn

You got to be heard
You got to be heard
That comes before you’re understood
Time to light a fire cuz we need to change
What will tomorrow bring if we stay the same
Can’t we agree there’s plenty to be learned
You got to be heard

Now there’s a child in the street looking for a place to play
And his momma watches close trying not to be afraid
She only wants a chance for him to have a dream
Loves the only way for us to redeem
But we watch as the cross you bear is burned

You got to be heard
You got to be heard
That comes before you’re understood
Time to light a fire cuz we need to know
It’s hard to breathe when you’re being choked
Can’t we agree there’s something to be learned
You got to be heard

Let’s hold hands and find a place to meet
Leave behind the books that haven’t helped to teach
I know you’re tired, can no longer wait
Together we’ll walk thru those gates
My privilege has made me way too late
But let’s try and fly like a bird