The Answer 

Music & Lyrics by Garland Jeffreys

From the album Don’t Call Me Buckwheat (1992)

 

Everybody, everywhere, everyone

All around the world

Calling all you people

Calling every boy and girl

You can be everything, anything

You really want to be

But you can’t play the victim

Got to put an end

To this self-fulling prophecy

Give it up and kick it out

Lift yourself up and you find the answer

 

Can’t judge another by the color

By the color of his skin

Can’t live on the surface

Got to give it from the places within

Ain’t no preacher gonna teach us

‘Bout the meaning of love

It’s up to you and me

To give what we got plenty of

 

Give it up and kick it out

Life yourself up just like a dancer

Give it up, pick it up

And keep it up

Lift yourself up and you find the answer

 

Everybody, everywhere, everyone

All around the world

Calling all you people

Calling every boy and every single girl

You can be everything, anything

You really want to be

And it’s right here for you

The answer ain’t no great big mystery

 

Give it up and kick it out

Life yourself up just like a dancer now

Give it up, pick it up

And keep it up

Lift yourself up and find the answer

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