9 Months to Fix the World

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Ellis Paul

Ellis Paul (born Paul Plissey; January 14, 1965) is an American singer-songwriter and folk musician. Born in Aroostook County, Maine, Paul is a key figure in what has become known as the Boston school of songwriting, a literate, provocative and urbanely romantic folk-pop style that helped ignite th… more »

Your momma says you're coming 
I've got nine months to fix this world 
Seems like everything here's broken 
And you're as precious as a pearl 
I've got nine months to fix the world 

I'd be lying if I told you 
There are no wars out here on earth 
No hunger, no diseases 
But the truth is so much worse 
I've got nine months to break this curse 

You may think I'm sleepwalking
My cloudy head's up in the sky
You may think I'm sweet-talking
How can I listen without asking why?
You can't rely on miracles
The wisdom of the oracles 
Are politicians out there killing time
The months are down to nine 

I'm declaring this whole planet 
Every inch is holy land 
So no matter where your feet fall 
It's sacred where you stand 
From Poughkeepsie to Bethlehem 
I'm gonna clear the world of bullets 
And confiscate the guns 
Gonna fill up all the barrels 
With chewed up bubble gum 
I've got nine months to get 'er done 

You may think I'm sleepwalking
My cloudy head's up in the sky
You may think I'm sweet-talking
How can I listen without asking why?
You can't rely on miracles
The wisdom of the oracles 
Are politicians out there killing time
The months are down to nine 

Gonna whittle down the Scriptures 
The Bible, the Koran 
Gonna whittle 'em down to one phrase 
Any fool could understand 
"love your fellow man" 
Then we'll fill up all the bombers 
With corn, with appleseeds 
A million gallons of clean water 
We'll fill the sky with good deeds
For the people who're in need 

You may think I'm sleepwalking
My cloudy head's up in the sky
You may think I'm sweet-talking
How can I listen without asking why?
You can't rely on miracles
The wisdom of the oracles 
Are talking politicians killing time
The months are down to nine 

I've got nine months to fix this world

Written by: ELLIS PAUL

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