Wake Up Everybody

Album: Wake Up Everybody (1975)
Charted: 23 12
  • Wake up everybody no more sleepin' in bed
    No more backward thinkin' time for thinkin' ahead
    The world has changed so very much
    From what it used to be
    There is so much hatred war an' poverty
    Wake up all the teachers time to teach a new way
    Maybe then they'll listen to whatcha 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 em 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 ol' people well
    They're the ones who suffer an' who catch all the hell
    But they don't have so very long before the Judgment Day
    So won'tcha 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 they do it every time

    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

    Change it yeah, change it yeah, just you and me
    Change it yeah, change it yeah
    Can't do it alone, need some help y'all
    Can't do it alone
    Can't do it alone yeah, yeah
    Wake up everybody, wake up everybody
    Need a little help y'all
    Need a little help
    Need some help y'all

    Change the world
    What it used to be
    Can't do it alone, need some help
    Wake up everybody
    Get up , get up, get up, get up
    Wake up, come on, come on
    Wake up everybody Writer/s: VICTOR CARSTARPHEN, JOHN WHITEHEAD, GENE MCFADDEN
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 12

  • Cheryl Dohman from PaWith all the turmoil going on today, this song is still so relevant. Forty five years have passed since this song was 1st sung and the message is still so important ... actually more important than ever right now. Let's do the right thing in 2020 and WAKE UP EVERYBODY and do the right thing !!! Love one another and treat each other with respect and dignity. We are all one and should treat each other that way.
  • Blinda Lee Shako from Bowie MdThis is a testimony to the power of music to inspire, prophesied and unite. Its relevant now, because that's how long we have been struggling!
  • Charles from MinnesotaThey left to young tried to help the Tiny Blue Dot.
  • Donna from Tinley ParkWe need this now more than ever.
  • Audrey Spooner from UkLyrics are so true for this time all over the word.
  • Markantney from Biloxi, Ms1. Great song, great message.
    2. As a Kid (in the "Hood"), I'm not lying when I say/write, the radio stations in my area (R&B ones from New Orleans-Mobile AL) PLAYed this song Every Morning, from late 1975-around 1979 or so?

    They started replaying I believe sometime in the late 80s and again in the mid 90s.

    HM&BNs was a great group with Teddy's lead vocals.
  • Dee from Cherry Hill, NjThs truly is a great song. I love the lyric's. May teddy rest in peace-this one will go down as one of he great all time hits ever!
  • Char from Crockett , TxI too agree with the previous comments! This song is indeed a true classic, and it does still hold true today. I was actually in the audience, as a youngster in the late 70's, when the group performed this song live at a school in Grapeland, Texas. It was very touching and I will never forget it. RIP Teddy.
  • John from Nashville, Tn"Wake Up Everybody" was written by Gene McFadden and John Whitehead who would have a million seller of their own four years later with "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now".
  • Jeff from Austin, TxThis song is a true classic, that not enough people know about. Easily one of the best songs of the 70s
  • Scott from Palm Desert, CaExcellent song. Like the previous comment said it still holds true today in 2007 32 years after its release.
  • William from New Orleans, LaGreat song! I first heard it in 1975. It still sound good, and it's 2007.They don't make 'em like that anymore. Sorry rappers, your not even in the ball park. The song spoke of he problems back then. It still holds true now, only ten times worse!!
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