Undercurrent – lyrics

written by: D. KAMM, Y. TAKIYAMA

straight up from the gutter
straight in – into your home
there’s only one intention
so hold your babies close

just go when they need you
just do what you are told
troubled by your own sad outcome
left holding your babies close

people of the world who do you want to be
what do you deserve – who do you still believe
how much can you take – what do you have to see
how can you ignore that it’s coming down to you

hateful are unlearned lessons
with history’s indolent face
where’s the voice of my generation
come on cry out – I will embrace

are things really that different
maybe if you’re rich and white
do you still think you believe in freedom
that old pledge seems so sadly trite

(undercurrent)
I know you lied because you’re trying to save me
and I know you kind so the only one I fear is you…
satisfy yourself into thinking I won’t notice you’re kind…
enough to spare me the truth

straight up from the gutter
straight in – into your home
there’s only one intention
so hold your babies close

people of the world who do you want to be
what do you deserve – who do you still believe
how much can you take – what do you have to see
how can you ignore that it’s coming down to you

there’s no point in being red blooded
when it’s justifying the bloodshed
there’s no point in singing protests
when rock and roll is dead

so sit up and ask a question
stand up – get in the way
voices of a generation
look hard and make it change

people of the world
people of the world
people of the world
my people of the world

drums: S. MUNDY
acoustic guitar, bass: Y. TAKIYAMA
electric guitar: D. BUCHANAN
piano, vocals: D. KAMM