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Brighter Day
by Joan Jett



I watch my generation die
I watch the heads of nations lie
I watch the homeless on the streets
I stand here helpless just
Looking at my feet

I watch the children run away
The bullets fly where they should play
I watch a junkie fade away
I ain't got an answer
But I sure got things to say

Hey, I gotta find a way
'Cause the road is dark
Gotta light my way
Gotta fight the fear
In my heart
Oh, I pray
I live to see
A brighter day, hey hey

I watch the old folks sit alone
They talk to ghosts they used to know
Where are the wise men of the tribe
Where are the midwives and the newborn's cry, yeah
Now if I could I'd turn back time
Way back before there was corporate crime
We'd fight the wind to plant our seed
When the earth was stronger than human greed

Hey, hey, I gotta find a way
'Cause night is dark
Gotta light my way
Gotta fight the fear
In my heart
Oh I pray
I live to see
A brighter day, hey hey

I'm not trying to tell ya
What's right or wrong
I'm not trying to be clever
You gotta hope things get better
Even when they never, hey hey hey

Hey hey, I gotta find a way
'Cause road is dark
Gotta light my way
Gotta fight the fear
In my heart
Oh, I pray
I live to see
A brighter day, hey hey
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written by CHILD, DESMOND / JETT, JOAN
Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, EMI Music Publishing