The Path

There was a man                       Who walked a thousand miles  
From his homeland                   From his wife & child  
To El Norte                                On paths of hopelessness  
Crossed the Rio Grande           To a land of madness  
Seeking prosperity                    On a road so long  
Through this disparity               Lord he must stay strong  
Well I don’t know                      How it really feels  
With such suffering                   How one deals  
But if I could                              Lend a helping hand  
You know I would                      Help to make a stand  

So please                                     Won’t you pray  
And seize                                    This brand new day  
And reach out                             Reach out to your brothers  
Reach out to your sisters            In your own way  

It’s only music                           It’s only art  
But good change                      Comes from the heart  
Never from hatred                     And never from war  
Only from love                          May peace be born  
So everyday                              Live up towards beauty  
Live up towards kindness          A mere sense of duty  
Your path and mine                   Are one in the same  
There is purpose                       For which we came 

So please                                     Won’t you pray   
And seize                                    This brand new day   
And reach out                             Reach out to your brothers   
Reach out to your sisters            In your own way