"Be The Change You Want To Be" - A Song For The Future!

In October 2020, we worked with a group of teens to deliver part of the Dublin Arts & Human Rights Festival 2020 in association with Smashing Times International Centre for Arts and Equality and project partners Amnesty International Ireland, Trócaire and Front Line Defenders.

Over three weeks, the young songwriters wrote a hopeful song called "Be The Change You Want To Be." 

It looks to a future that they believe in. Listen and enjoy!

Be The Change You Want To Be

Verse 1

The forest where we used to play has grown so many brambles,

When was I supposed to know it had gotten oh so tangled,

It used to be so simple but change got in the way,

You moved on but I wanted to stay,

Chorus

I want to be the change I want to see

Be the change toy want to be

Let’s be the change we want to see

Leave us be to be

 

Verse 2

15 minutes of standing, all covered in dew,

15 minutes of standing in a busy field struggling to be you,

Hearing the dreaded bell telling you to go back to who you’re not,

For a second there it’s like I almost forgot,

 

Chorus

I want to be the change I want to see

Be the change toy want to be

Let’s be the change we want to see

Leave us be to be

 

Verse 3

Sitting in my box with everyone around,

I am so scared I’m all alone,

I now think it’s time for me to be swallowed up into the ground,

I can’t think straight anymore it’s all getting way too loud

 

Chorus

I want to be the change I want to see

Be the change toy want to be

Let’s be the change we want to see

Leave us be to be

 

I want to be the change I want to see

Be the change toy want to be

Let’s be the change we want to see

So leave us be to be

 

Acceptance is the key to peace

Acceptance is the only key to unity

 

Written by Nora, Isabella and Meg October 2020

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Be The Change You Want To Be