Sweet Soul Music: Lieder, Cover-Versionen, Texte

Titel: Wake Up Everybody

Interpret: Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes

Komponist(en): Gene McFadden, John Whitehead, Victor Carstarphen

Erstveröffentlichung 4. November 1975

Übersicht über Cover-Versionen

  • Big Youth, 1976
  • Nick Scotti, 23. März 1993
  • Sonia, 16. Dezember 1995
  • Sarah Jane Morris, 1995
  • Candi Staton, 1999
  • Keb' Mo', 21. September 2004
  • Thelma Houston, 14. August 2007
  • The Temptations, 23. Oktober 2007
  • John Legend & The Roots feat. Common & Melanie Fiona, 21. September 2010




Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HhV3Slqtvw
The Temptations: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcWoD1YbaDs
John Legend & The Roots feat. Common & Melanie Fiona: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAFfAtRwhUs

Songtext (in der Version von John Legend & The Roots inklusive Bridge Rap und Outro):

Wake up everybody, no more sleeping in bed
No more backward thinking, time for thinking ahead
The world has changed so very much from what it used to be
There is so much hatred, war, and poverty

Wake up all the teachers, time to teach a new way
Maybe then they'll listen to what you have to say
Cause they're the ones who's coming up, and the world is in their hands
When you teach the children, teach them the very best you can

The world won't get no better
If we just let it be
The world won't get no better
We gotta change it, yeah, just you and me

Wake up all the doctors, make the old people well
They're the ones who suffer and who catch all the hell
But they don't have so very long before their Judgment Day
So won't you make them happy before they pass away

Wake up, all the builders time to build a new land
I know we can do it if we all lend a hand
The only thing we have to do is put it in our mind
Surely things will work out, cause they do every time
You met you your match
The world won't get no better
If we just let it be
The world won't get no better
We gotta change it, yeah, just you and me

It's the God hour, the morning I wake up
Just for the breath of life I thank my maker
My mom say I come from hustlers and shakers
My mind builded on skyscrapers and acres
He said take us back to where we belong
I try to write a song as sweet as the Psalms
Though I'm the type to bear arms and wear my heart on my sleeve
Even when I fell, in God I believe
Breathe the days in
Weave through the maze and the season so amazing
Feed them and raise them
Seasons are aging: earthquakes, wars, and rumors
I want us to get by but we're more then consumers
We're more than shooters, more than looters
Created in his image, so God live through us
And even in this generation living through computers
Only love, love, love can reboot us

Wake up, everybody
Wake up, everybody
Need a little help, y'all
Yes I do, need a little help
Need a little help, y'all
Wake up everybody
Wake up everybody
Wake up everybody ... ay

Quelle: genius.com