THE CHOICE IS OURS

                       

The Choice Is Ours (an original song for The Venus Project)

05:24
Bonez

Lyrics

- OPENING -
(excerpt from Carl Sagan's "Pale Blue Dot")

"...the delusion[s] that we have some privileged position in the universe are questioned by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves."

- VERSE -
Ask if we'll ever see the end of wars and you're bound to hear/
that "...it'll never happen." ... "...not in a thousand years."/
I hear you loud and clear, but I just don't accept it/
For someone who ain't done the homework - you're quick to reject it
You understand - our air, our oceans, ... - that it's all connectee?/
Military nerve gas in our water. Why? For our protection?/
And no election in the world produces solutions/
Even communism use financial institutions, .../
...and prisons & polioce, and so there isn't any peace/
our voice has risen in the streets, I think a limit has been reached/
cause if we do nothing - nothing change, guaranteed/
What good's your money and your weapons with no air to breathe?/
And while the world's about to face massive unemployment/
people watching men in tights play with balls for enjoyment/
kids of the future will look at us in disgust and wondering.../
"...didn't you see it coming?" ... "...how could you just do nothing?"/


- HOOK -
They say - "Make America Great Again"! ... When was it ever great?/
We need to get up off the couch and MAKE a better place/
the choice is ours, the time is now and still we hesistate/
another world is possible now - we gotta demonstrate/
Beyond war, beyond politics and poverty/
We don't need presidents and leaders to be following/
It's time to do away with flags and borders for good/
We've got the voice and power, and now the choice is ours/


- VERSE -
The way we're living now was great a hundred years ago/ but it's frustrating. What's taking updating so long?/ We've got the best equipped universities in history/ but most of us lack the technological proficiency/ Your car is breaking down cause it's designed inefficiently/ Why not produce ABUNDANCE and get these things for free?/ Cause you don't really want a job, you want to get to work/ and do something for your fellow man and this precious Earth/ But "it'll never work." - right? That's what you keep saying/ The world is still burning, and we can keep praying,/ or we can build paradise or face oblivion, we're living/ in the point of no return and so I hope we learn/ that we are ONE and all need the same things to get by/ The choice is ours, the time is now - won't be a next time/ You're all my brothers no matter how much is in your wallet/ I pledge allegiance to the Earth and everybody on it/

- HOOK -
They say - "Make America Great Again"! ... When was it ever great?/
We need to get up off the couch and MAKE a better place/
the choice is ours, the time is now and still we hesistate/
another world is possible now - we gotta demonstrate/
Beyond war, beyond politics and poverty/
We don't need presidents and leaders to be following/
It's time to do away with flags and borders for good/
We've got the voice and power, and now the choice is ours/


- VERSE -
Now would it be so bad to automate and be free at last?/ You want to work and pay bills? ...or live the dreams you had?/ You want to feed enslaved animals or feed the kids?/ It's time to re-examine what we - quote - "need" to live/ We've got obsolete values from a long time ago/ We give opinions rather than admit "I don't know"/ We work jobs we hate, we're not living - man, we're dying slow/ Sea levels are rising bro, across the entire globe/ Rich or poor, projects to the burbs, United States all the/ way around the planet, damn-it - we've got the same problem/ We're about to be the very cause of our own extinction/ if we don't choose to fight for human rights with forward thinking/ Emotions translated into deeds is what we need/ University cities where anyone can study FREE/ Amd you can help MAKE it happen, or you can HOPE so/ We are not "conscious", there is so much we don't know/

- HOOK -
They say - "Make America Great Again"! ... When was it ever great?/
We need to get up off the couch and MAKE a better place/
the choice is ours, the time is now and still we hesistate/
another world is possible now - we gotta demonstrate/
Beyond war, beyond politics and poverty/
We don't need presidents and leaders to be following/
It's time to do away with flags and borders for good/
We've got the voice and power, and now the choice is ours/


- OUTRO -
...we can build paradise or we can drop bombs/
...learn more at TheVenusProject.com/
We are ONE and all need the same things to get by/
The choice is ours, the time is now - won't be a next time/

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THE CHOICE IS OURS'
song & lyrics by: BONEZ
music composed by: Timothy Gant

'THE CHOICE IS OURS' (an original song for The Venus Project ) Based on the documentary film 'THE CHOICE IS OURS' a film by Roxanne Meadows and Joel Holt. With a great deal of music addressing many of the common problems we face today, far too few offer any kind of alternative or solution to things like war, poverty, politics, crime, unemployment, racism, inequality, injustice, corruption, and more. BONEZ is a spoken word musician inspired by The Venus Project and the work of Jacque Fresco and Roxanne Meadows. This is BONEZ's second original song composed for The Venus Project, based out of Venus Florida. BONEZ's first song for The Venus Project is titled 'A Better Place' and is also available at DarkNightRecords.com  via CD Baby . The Choice Is Ours  is based on the documentary film by The Venus Project titled 'The Choice Is Ours ' promoting a Resource Based Economy for intelligent management of the Earth's resources. Jacque Fresco and Roxanne Meadows are co-founders of The Venus Project. The plans of The Venus Project offer society a broader spectrum of choices based on the scientific possibilities directed toward a new era of peace and sustainability for all. Through the implementation of a global Resourced Based Economy, and a multitude of innovative and environmentally friendly technologies directly applied to the social system, The Venus Project proposals will dramatically reduce crime, poverty, hunger, homelessness, and many other pressing problems that are common throughout the world today. Learn more at TheVenusProject.com