Words & Music:

Robert Lamm (Chicago)


D                            Em/D

Are you optimistic 'bout the way things are going?

      A/D                        D   A/C#   Bm   A

No, I never, ever think of it at all.

G                             F#m

Don't you ever worry when you see what's going down?

      Em7                              Em7/A          A   Em7   A

No, I try to mind my business, that is no business at all


When it's time to function as a feeling human being,

Will your Bachelor of Arts help you get by?

I hope to study further, a few more years or so. I also hope to keep a steady high.

Will you try to change things, use the power that you have,

The power of a million new ideas?

What is this power you speak of and this need for things to change?

I always thought that everything was fine.  Everything is fine.

Don't you feel repression just closing in around?

No, the campus here is very, very free.

Does it make you angry the way war is dragging on?

Well, I hope the President knows what he's into, I don't know.

Ooo, I just don't know.

Don't you see starvation in the city where you live?

All the needless hunger all the needless pain?

I haven't been there lately, the country is so fine,

My neighbors don't seem hungry 'cause they haven't got the time.

Haven't got the time.

Thank you for the talk, you know you really eased my mind.

I was troubled by the shapes of things to come.

Well, if you had my outlook your feelings would be numb.

You'd always think that everything was fine.


D   D7   D   D7   D   D7   D   G   F#m   Em   F   C  [2x]


D      D7                D    D7             D   D7

Yeah!  We can make it better, we can make it better,

D              G        F#m  Em    F      C

We can make it better-----------.  Yeah!  Yeah!

Yeah!  We can change the world now, we can change the world now,

We can change the world now.

Yeah!  We can save the children, we can save the children,

We can save the children.  Yeah!  Yeah!

Yeah!  We can make it happen, we can make it happen, we can make it happen.

Yeah!  We can make it happen, we can make it happen, we can make it happen.

Yeah!  We can make it happen, we can make it hap--.


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