It Better End Soon

“It Better End Soon 1st Movement”

Can’t stand it no more
The people dying
Crying for help for so many years
But nobody hears
Better end soon my friend
It better end soon my friend

Can’t take it no more
The people hating
Hurting their brothers
They don’t understand
They can’t understand
Better end soon my friend
It better end soon

Hey, everybody
Won’t you just look around
Can’t anybody see?
Just what’s going down
Can’t you take the time?
Just to feel
Just to feel what is real
If you do
Then you’ll see that we got a raw deal
They’re killing everybody
I wish it weren’t true
They say we got to make war
Or the economy will fall
But if we don’t stop
We won’t be around no more
They’re ruining this world
For you and me
The big heads of state
Won’t let us be free
They made the rules once
But it didn’t work out
Now we must try again
Before they kill us off
No more dying!
No more killing
No more dying
No more fighting
We don’t want to die
No, we don’t want to die
Please let’s change it all
Please let’s make it all
Good for the present
And better for the future
Let’s just love one another
Let’s show peace for each other
We can make it happen
Let’s just make it happen
We can change this world
Please let’s change this world
Please let’s make it happen for our children
For our women
Change the world
Please make it happen
Come on
Come on
Please
Come on
It’s up to me
It’s up to you
So let’s do it now
Yeah
Do it now

Can’t stand it no more
The people cheating
Burning each other
They know it ain’t right
How can it be right
Better end soon my friend
It better end soon my friend

With this album, we dedicate ourselves, our futures and our energies to the people of the revolution….And the revolution in all of its forms.

Robert Lamm
Jerry Kath
Walter Parazaider
James Pankow
Lee Loughnane
Daniel Saraphine
Peter Cetera
James William Guercio

January 1970

      
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Hans
Hans
1 month ago

From the same year, but not from the communist capitol of the midwest …

https://youtu.be/l0SZrXt-U1E

[Verse 1]
Once the religious, the hunted and weary
Chasing the promise of freedom and hope
Came to this country to build a new vision
Far from the reaches of kingdom and pope

[Pre-Chorus 1]
Like good Christians some would burn the witches
Later some got slaves to gather riches

[Chorus]
But still from near and far to seek America
They came by thousands, to court the wild
But she just patiently smiled, and bore them a child
To be their spirit, and guiding light

[Verse 2]
And once the ties with the crown had been broken
Westward in saddle and wagon they went
And till the railroad linked ocean to ocean
Many the lives which had come to an end

[Pre-Chorus 2]
While we bullied, stole and bought our a homeland
We began the slaughter of the red man

[Chorus]
But still from near and far to seek America
They came by thousands, to court the wild
But she just patiently smiled, and bore them a child
To be their spirit, and guiding light

[Bridge]
The blue and gray they stomped it
They kicked it just like a dog
And when the war was over
They stuffed it just like a hog

[Verse 3]
And though the past has its share of injustice
Kind was the spirit in many a way
But its protectors and friends have been sleeping
Now it’s a monster and will not obey

Malachi
Malachi
1 month ago
Reply to  Hans

Too right. Steppenwolf’s lead singer, John Kay, actually escaped from East Germany.

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GenEarly
GenEarly
1 month ago

and the 60’s Liberals morphed into the 90’s Progressives then the 20’s Bolsheviks and stomped Liberty Out.