Turn the World Around (Mark Cohen) Every day I look around me, everything seems upside down Armies marching, children starving, people tearing others down Fear and anger can overwhelm me, or I can choose to stand my ground Look into myself and know it, I can turn the world around Wars are fought by mighty powers, but the power lies in you One by one to reach your hand out, all it takes is wanting to Make your mind up to make a difference, and you'll see you're gaining ground Look into yourself and know it, you can turn the world around You don't have to move a mountain, all you have to move is you Write a letter, help a neighbor, lift your voice, try something new Though that voice may be small and quiet, it can make a mighty sound Find it in yourself and try it, you can turn the world around About a dozen years ago I wrote new words to Ian Campbell's "The Apprentice Song" (in a different vein). I just now, thanks to Mudcat and DT, found the source of the song, which I had taped off the radio sans attribution. I have been told the tune was originally an old hymn, which may explain why it inspired this 80's style paean. Lyrics (c)1985 Mark Cohen tune: "Apprentice Song" by Ian Campbell MC oct99
Thanks to Mudcat for the Digital Tradition!