MC Yogi ~ Be The Change

Music for the Evolution of Consciousness
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Once upon a time not long ago / there was a boy who would grow & become a great soul
he lived in India and his name was Gandhi / he believed in human rights & he felt so
strongly / that he made a vow to train himself / because he realized first he’d have to
change himself / he changed his clothes & decided to walk / some days he practiced
silence and refused to talk / when he was young he studied to be a lawyer / and then he
became a great spiritual warrior / he read from the scriptures of every religion / came to
the realization that we’re all God’s children / because he understood that we’re all equal
he became a spokesman for the people / a karma yogi devoted to service to spread truth
& peace was his purpose

Be the change that you wanna see / in the world, just like Gandhi

Gandhi dedicated his life to the cause / even when it meant breaking unjust laws
he often faced prison and incarceration / but that only strengthened his determination
he said he would make every sacrifice / but that he would never kill or take a life
he used his heart instead of his fist / and he taught non-violence as the way to resist
a peaceful soldier who used his mind / to fight for the rights of human kind
but not just people, animals too / and his basic teaching “God is Truth”
he joined Muslims, Sikhs, & Hindus / Christians, Buddhists, Jains, and Jews
all the many paths that lead into / the light that shines bright inside of me and you

Be the change that you wanna see / in the world, just like Gandhi

“An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind” / and it takes more strength and faith
to be kind / with that in mind Gandhi took a stand / against the foreign occupation of
his land / when things got violent Gandhi would fast / not eating for days until the riots
would pass / but the biggest event that made the British halt / is when Gandhi-ji decided
to harvest salt / the British empire installed a salt tax / and stealing salt was an unlawful
act / so Gandhi and his peeps, took the streets / ten thousand deep they marched to the
beach / but when they arrived they were beaten with clubs / but they didn’t fight back
instead they chose love / the British military realized they were wrong / and eventually
decided to go back home / you see, Gandhi-ji was a very great leader / but before all that
he was shy & meager /as a young child he was just like you and me / before he became
Mahatma Gandhi / the word “Mahatma” it means great soul / and its inside of us just
waiting to unfold / if you follow your heart and act real bold / next time it’ll be your
story that’s told!

Be the change that you wanna see / in the world, just like Gandhi