This song is my self-reflection on our country’s current ‘great divide.’ Its rawness and simplicity is a throwback to the protest era of the 1960s.

Larry Robbins

LYRICS

Words and Music by Lawrence Robbins

 

Time is money, so they say
And wasted moments never pay.
Opportunities that fade
Moments thrown away.

But when a moment’s so profound
It screams for justice to be found.
And those to dare not make a sound
But preach of common ground.

You and I, we strategize
The call to bridge the great divide.
And willingness to compromise
Push, pull, give, and…

Take this moment, visualize
Success not based on one’s demise.
How we respond when others cry
Things we contemplate.

Absorb this moment, realize
The need to simply humanize.
And what’s our role to verbalize
The reckless it creates.

You and I, we theorize
The urge to bridge the great divide.
And willingness to compromise
Push, pull, give, and…

Take this moment, take this challenge, can’t ignore the signs
It’s the moment how we’ll be defined.
Share your spirit, show compassion, visions that align.
Lift, raise, reach, strain
Move, stretch, teach, gain
Push, pull, give, and…

Take this moment, agonize
The biased need to polarize.
And question those who demonize
And those who cast our fate.

Grief for those who eulogize
Dread for those who agonize.
We pray your strength to galvanize
Those who bare the weight.

You and I, we realize
The plead to bridge the great divide.
And willingness to compromise
Push, pull, give, and…

Take to heart, compassion starts with those who comprehend.
Divisiveness we’re trying to amend.
Why must one politicize, despise, and condescend?
Spark, speak, inspire, yearn,
Touch, dare, listen, learn.
Push, pull, give, and…

Take this moment, analyze
Equality that’s jeopardized.
And those who act to organize
And those who hesitate.

Breathe this moment, empathize
The pain when viewed through others’ eyes.
The role we play when we surmise
And knowing what’s at stake.
And knowing what’s at stake.
Things we contemplate.