Bruce T. Carroll - Lift Your Head Up
Lift Your Head Up - Words and Music Copyright 2020 Bruce T Carroll, BTC SONGS, ASCAP

I'm not just killin' time, I'm not just chasing after rainbows
And if I speak my mind, its not whichever way the wind blows
We walk through growing shadows
We walk through shattered glass
We live in troubled times
We hope this too shall pass

From the ebb of ancient history, To the arc of measured time
From the lost and the immortal, from what's yours and what is mine
The cries of guileless children
The crush of evil men
Our hopes get swept away
And we build them up again

Why dont you turn, why dont you look
Why dont you lift your head up
Why dont you cry out
Why dont you scream
Why dont you run, sound the alarm
Keep our children safe from harm
This is our promise
This is our dream


Now the fates have not smiled often, and the years have not been kind
Though some have gained great fortune, there are so many left behind
Though great work be discarded
And great love held in disregard
We hold these truths in our heart
And we'll defend them twice as hard

Now we're locked in another battle, like the ones we fought before
Now I'm asking for your help tonight, and I'm standing at your door
Come out come out and raise your voices
Come out and raise a hue and cry
We'll fight this thing together
And we'll be standing side by side

Why dont you turn, why dont you look
Why dont you lift your head up
Why dont you cry out
Why dont you scream
We cant turn back, we cant fall down
This is the point of no return
This is our future
This is our dream