Thanks to and inspiration from John Lennon's 1968 BBC interview at the National Theatre and the poem 'I Remember, I Remember' by Thomas Hood.

If You Got Soul

If you got soul
You gotta roll

When I was a boy
It would be easy for me to try
To believe all the words that were written in the books
By the seers and the gods on high
Sky high
There's a lie in the lie
That they want you to buy
It's a lie that you can't ask why
But now I am older
Got that weight off my shoulder
Lift my finger up and point to sky

No soul destroyer's gonna
rock and roll her baby
No state infraction's gonna
Suppress the action now
Insanity attack
Distortion of the fact
Maniacal quack
Dehumanising
An automatic fact
The stick is in the back
Establishments react
Do they see their own writing
On the wall?
Do they see their own writhing
At all?

If you got soul
You gotta roll
And we the people
We gotta get to go

When I was that boy
It would be easier for me to fly
But now I am older
Got that weight off my shoulder
Lift my finger up and point to sky
Sky high
It was a child's sweet ignorance
But oh so little joy
To know I'm further off from heaven
Than when I was a boy

If you got soul
You gotta roll
And we the people
We gotta get to go

    Psychedelic Rock
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    • Key: G
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