The Chant Has Begun

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Level 42 are an English pop rock and jazz-funk band who had a number of worldwide and UK hits during the 1980s and 1990s. more »


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The spirit of the people 
The spirit of the people 
The spirit of the people 
The rhythm has begun 

Old men with their protocol 
Lead us off to war 
Sometimes we don't even know 
What we're fighting for 
Marching to the beat of their drum 

Leaders we no longer trust 
Told too many lies 
The promises they made to us 
Were never realized 
Hear me now the chant has begun 

Nowhere left to turn 
No-one left to turn to 
Voices raised in anger 
They don't have the answer 
Our whole world's in danger 

Oil slicks on the ebbing tide 
Progress out of hand 
Blind men choke on swallowed pride 
Heads down in the sand 
Don't want to see the damage they've done 

Trees destroyed by acid rain 
Falling from the skies 
When our children place the blame 
Who will tell them why 
Hear me now the chant has begun 

Why is love so rare 
All this talk of warfare 
Voices raised in anger 
They don't have an answer 
Pass the word along 
We can wait no longer 
Too much blind destruction 
Follow love's instructions 
Now the chant has begun 

Make your choice there's no escape 
Add your voice, the chant has begun

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