The Future Is Yours
© Jim Lesses, 1989. All Rights Reserved.
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C                               F
Iíll sing you a song thatíll make you feel happy,

C                             G7

Iíll sing you a song, and it says, ďYouíre OKĒ.

C                            F

Sing you a song thatíll make you feel happy,

C                                  G7               C

So open your hearts and give thanks for the day.

F                               C

You are the ones who belong to the future,

       G7                           C           C7
The Future is Yours so hold on to the dream.
F                           C
Never give up on the search for an answer,
G7                         C       F     C
Problems are never as big as they seem.

Donít listen to cynics, donít listen to losers,
The prophets of doom are just waiting to call.
They blame one another; blame human nature,
Sneer and sit back, and then wait for your fall. 


So be a song maker, be a life dancer,
The life that you live is too short to be small.
Give it all that youíve got, take a shot, be a winner,
Hang on to your dreams thereís enough for us all. 


And be a love giver; be a peace bringer,
The pleasure you find you know money wonít buy.
Be a health maker; a happiness singer,
Bring joy to the world and it will never die. 



Jim's Note: I can't exactly remember the story behind this song, but it was completed in 1989. The eighties were dominated by the Reagan years, and the Thatcher years. Two politically conservative leaders intent on redrawing the boundaries of right wing politics in both America and Britain. This must have been my response to those years of nuclear brinkmanship, and fear. I've always regarded this as a song for children and young people, but it works across all ages. 

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