Song Lyrics

[Wyclef & Duplessis = Normal, Bono = Bold,
BG = Italic]

We want to take you all back now / back now
Come on come on come on
I like the way this is going down
Ladies and gents
Yo, I’m going to do this for all the kids
Check it out here we go
Yo

We don’t need no education (hey)
Says a young man sitting in class (hey)
School is out, 3 o’clock on the dot (hey)
Beef with some thugs he got shot
(Pow pow pow pow)
Turn on your television (hey)
Martin Luther King just had a dream (hey)
Take this dream and apply it to your life (hey)
Shorty’s selling crack, says I’m talking jive

To all my refugees
‘Nuf respect
To all my juveniles
‘Nuf respect
To all my war children
‘Nuf respect
Now Bono won’t you sing the hook
C’mon

Keep your head up
(keep your head up)
Cause a new day’s gonna come
(every country gotta ghetto come on now forget it)
And look toward the sun
Sun got the darkness on the run

Everybody sing this part right here
Momma, momma
You know you raised me with no father figure
I want to take this time to thank you for giving me life, alright
Momma, momma
You know you raised me with no father figure
Him taken by machine gun trigger after giving me life

Yo yo yo
Turn the page read the news today (hey)
People getting fired some getting wired (hey)
Looting on the street cause the dog’s gotta eat (hey)
By any means necessary

Turn it over, the hourglass (hey)
Gotta get it straight before it’s too late (hey)
(Get it straight kids)
Because I don’t want to be behind that gate (hey)
Now everybody sing the hook
C’mon c’mon c,mon

Keep your head up
(Your head up)
Cause a new day’s gonna come
(For the new millennium)
And look toward the sun
Sun got the darkness on the run

(Everybody sing this part right here)
Momma, momma
You know you raised me with no father figure
I want to take this time to thank you for giving me life, alright
(People in the back if you’re waiting for wack c’mon)
Momma, momma
You know you raised me with no father figure
Him taken by machine gun trigger after giving me life
(For people in the front anybody do the bump)
Hey yo, raise the roof up in the air c’mon just raise the
roof
All my people tryin’ to eat
Stomp your feet on the floor, c’mon just stomp stomp stomp

Introducing Bono, straight out of Dublin…

Midnight
She’s on the street
She can’t sleep
She’s afraid to dream
10 years old, my Spanish rose
You’ve seen things you never should have seen

Midnight
She’s on the street
Oh, she can’t sleep
She’s afraid to dream
10 years old, my Spanish rose
You’ve seen things you never should have seen

(Go Bono)
[repeats for a while]
(Let me do the guitar solo right here)
(I want all you kids to sing right now, c’mon let me hear
you all)

Keep your head up
Cause a new day’s gonna come (ha ha)
And look toward the sun
Sun got the darkness on the run

(All my broke people sing this part right here)
Momma, momma
You know you raised me with no father figure
I want to take this time to thank you for giving me life, alright
Momma, momma
You know you raised me with no father figure
Him taken by machine gun trigger after giving me life

Hey hey
Do de do do do
Hey hey
Do de do do do
[repeats in the back]

Wyclef and Bono
Journey one day in the tribe
I let the DJ cut the wax
Y’all need to settle with the violence
Cool refugee combination
Dublin
Brooklyn
New Jersey, yeah
Trying to find a new day

(Go Bono)
[repeats out]