6. The future is ours

This one started as just a chord progression which I *think* is mixolydian. I dunno. The music came first, then I fitted the first verse line to the melody and then it kinda wanted to turn into an optimistic rock anthem. Inspired by my cheesy favourite anthem You’re the voice by John Farnham. Chords included because I’m too lazy to edit them out. My first song to include a pre-chorus, cus what even is a pre-chorus.

The future is ours

[C] Earth is choking, [Bb] tyrants rise
Children starving, drown in lies
It’s too easy to avert your eyes
[Eb] Instead gotta [F] reach for the [C] sky

[C] Sing a song of your [Gm] sorrow
Howl out your fears
[F] Shout sadness [C] away
Write the song of tomorrow
Wash off your tears
Sing out loud for today

[Eb] Ain’t no time to sit [F] idle
[Eb] Ain’t no time to be [F] weak
[Ab] Ain’t no time to just [Eb] wait around
[F] Be the answer you [G] seek

[C] Refuse to bow down
[Am] Stand proud in the sun
[Bb] Strive until the work is done
[C] The moment is now
[Am] The time has come
[Bb] For us to rise as [C] one
[Eb] The future is ours, [F] ours to command
The fate of the world in our [C] hands

Sing a song for the silent
Raise up your voice
It’s time to be heard
Sing a song against violence
Let’s make some noise
Let them hear every word

Ain’t no time to despair
Ain’t no time to complain
Ain’t no time for laissez-faire
Ain’t no gain without pain

Refuse to bow down
Stand proud in the sun
Strive until the work is done
The moment is now
The time has come
For us to rise as one
The future is ours
Ours to command
The fate of the world in our hands

[solo verse]

Time to show that we care
Time to roll up our sleeves
Time to speak up for what’s fair
Be the change we seek

Refuse to bow down
Stand proud in the sun
Strive until the work is done
The moment is now
The time has come
For us to rise as one
The future is ours
Ours to command
The future is ours
Ours to command
The fate of the world in our hands

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