Music and lyrics: Taylor Kroff

 

 

Recorded by:

  • Taylor Kroff (piano)

  • Spencer Jensen (string bass)

  • Jenessa Smith (vocals)

  • Austin Taylor (percussion)

 

Lyrics:

What if things were different? What if things were right?

What if courage, hope and strength replaced all doubt and fright?

But if we are to see a change, we cannot just sit by.

Gaze afar, I know there are tears we need to dry!

We can shape the future. We can shape it now.

We’ll show this world that love lives on. We’ll make them see somehow!

That everyday they hurt their own, they lose their way, they’re far from home and peace.

This world needs us to nurture, so let us shape the future!

If we are determined, I know we’ll find the way.

You’ve gotta see the future’s painted with the colors of today!

Or shall we turn, avert our eyes, ignore the beggar’s hand?

Put your pride on the shelf, look outside yourself. It’s time to take a stand!

We can shape the future. We can shape it now.

We’ll show this world that love lives on. We’ll make them see somehow!

That love is all the people need. Their silent call, to plant the seed of love

This world needs us to nurture, so let us shape the future!

Shall we be still when there’s so much we can do?

Knowing that the future’s in our hands.

Tomorrow could bring more joy than today’s world ever knew!

The chance is ours, to help them understand!

We can shape the future. We can shape it now.

We’ll show this world that love lives on. We’ll make them see somehow!

That love is all the people need. Their silent call, to plant the seed of love!

This world needs us to nurture, so let us shape the future!

We can shape the future!

We can shape it now!

We can shape the future!

We can shape the future!