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Be The Change That You Want to See

by Teo Lee

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[Intro: Various News Outlets & Kamala Harris]
The blue wave of 2018 set the stage for Biden and Kalama's dominance in 2020

To the volunteers and the broad and diverse coalition of voters
Disrupters, believers, resistors, persistors

Black, Latina, Muslim, and Native American women seizing victory at the polls

The youngest congresswoman ever elected in the House of Representatives, congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez!

The democratic ticket got set Kamala Harris is going to be Joe Biden's vice president
A black Asian American women

It is up to us to add our voices and our votes to the chorus of history
None of us ran to make history, we ran to make change

[Verse 1: Teo Lee]
The tide is rising
History was made in 2018
Flipped the house as we slayed
And we put more women in power
We rocked the vote as the competition cowered

That House that used to be white got painted overnight
Diversified in the light of progress
When we organize
We take the prize
We won but we’re not done

Now we should take a moment to process this historical bliss
Sealed with hands high and a closed fist
Yes, we should get used to this

Clear eyes, full hearts can’t lose
Every setback is a set up for a comeback
Get used to the sound of a win
The rising tide is rollin' in!

[Pre-Chorus: Tom Silcott]
Raise the mighty peace sign! (Higher!)
Give a hand to your brotha’! (Power!)
Salaam-Alaikum my sista’ (Witness!)
Swing this a new day dawns from a clenched fist

Shift and get lifted (Higher!)
No boundaries on this get down (Power!)
Constant elevation expansion everyday newness
I could get used to this!

[Chorus: Teo Lee, Background Vocals, & Kamala Harris]
See the world as it is but be the change that you want to see (Hey!)
See the world as it is but be the change that you want to see (Hey!)
Power looks different now
Our strength is showing
There ain’t no stopping us now we're growing
See the world as it is but be the change that you want to see
Ain't no stopping us now
We're on the move

The first time a woman was on a presidential ticket in the United States, it was the democratic party

We are standing in our power

[Verse 2: Teo Lee & Background Vocals]
We begin again and we keep going till we win again
This is not a fad it’s a trend

Remarkable methodical action
People hit the polls with passion
Got satisfaction

Every vote is a voice
Every vote is a choice
Celebrate the fact that it mattered
See the glass ceiling that shattered
Now change is gonna come much faster

Now a win doesn’t always feel like a win
But this one does 'cause it was
Get high off the buzz (Hey!)
Enjoy it for a minute
Ride the high then jump right back in it
Hope ain’t a vote
And change can’t happen like this if you don’t
Empirical stats show the fact that a change is coming
It's Kamala and Biden cause it’s all or nothin'! (2020!)

[Pre-Chorus: Tom Silcott]
Raise the mighty peace sign! (Higher!)
Give a hand to your brotha’! (Power!)
Salaam-Alaikum my sista’ (Witness!)
Swing this a new day dawns from a clenched fist

Shift and get lifted (Higher!)
No boundaries on this get down (Power!)
Constant elevation expansion everyday newness
I could get used to this!

[Chorus: Teo Lee, Background Vocals, & Kamala Harris]
See the world as it is but be the change that you want to see (Hey!)
See the world as it is but be the change that you want to see (Hey!)
Power looks different now
Our strength is showing
There ain’t no stopping us now we're growing
See the world as it is but be the change that you want to see
Ain't no stopping us now
We're on the move

The first time an African American was on a presidential ticket in the United States: Barack Obama, democratic party

We ran to make change

[Verse 3: Tom Silcott]
Rising up out of the trenches of backup
Livin’ our lives in contrast full blast
Fear gets you twisted when you swallow too fast
One nation co-creatin’ elevatin’ from the past
Make it last!
Step back man that’s a sucker’s bet
Better yet we’ve got giant steps
Roll we stroll the grooves in mad control
Relax flowin’ confidence knowin’

[Pre-Chorus: Tom Silcott]
Raise the mighty peace sign! (Higher!)
Give a hand to your brotha’! (Power!)
Salaam-Alaikum my sista’ (Witness!)
Swing this a new day dawns from a clenched fist

Shift and get lifted (Higher!)
No boundaries on this get down (Power!)
Constant elevation expansion everyday newness
I could get used to this!

[Pre-Chorus: Tom Silcott]
Raise the mighty peace sign! (Higher!)
Give a hand to your brotha’! (Power!)
Salaam-Alaikum my sista’ (Witness!)
Swing this a new day dawns from a clenched fist

Shift and get lifted (Higher!)
No boundaries on this get down (Power!)
Constant elevation expansion everyday newness
I could get used to this!

[Chorus: Teo Lee, Tom Silcott, & Background Vocals]
See the world as it is but be the change that you want to see (Hey!)
See the world as it is but be the change that you want to see (Hey!)
Power looks different now
Our strength is showing
There ain’t no stopping us now we're growing
See the world as it is but be the change that you want to see
Ain't no stopping us now
We're on the move

Raise the mighty peace sign! (Higher!)
Give a hand to your brotha’! (Power!)
Salaam-Alaikum my sista’ (Witness!)
Swing this a new day dawns from a clenched fist

Shift and get lifted (Higher!)
No boundaries on this get down (Power!)
Constant elevation expansion everyday newness
I could get used to this!

[Outro: News Sources, Background Vocals, & Kamala Harris]
Activists and agitators have brought us to this very moment
Activists and agitators have brought us to this very moment

When Democrats say "We the People" we mean ALL the people

Ain't no stopping us now
We're on the move

Hi everybody, it's me Kamala
When we vote, things change
When we vote, things get better
When we vote, we address the need for all people to be treated with dignity and respect
I think anyone who cares about America
And who loves this country
Should feel extremely proud of the vision that we've seen
Of what America has the potential to be, if we let it

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released September 18, 2020
Written By: Teo Lee and Tom Silcott
Performed By: Teo Lee and Tom Silcott
Background Vocals: Pumashock

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