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Are. Lamm/B. Champlin/D. Neal)
Arranged by David Foster and Bobby Lamm
Horns arranged by Jimmy Pankow

What has happened to our town
There's people sleeping on the ground
Cold and lost, they fear the night
Left alone, they'll lose the fight

Hadn't we better reach for more than just a dime
Shouldn't we try to talk that boy out of his crime
Haven't you had it knowing nothing's getting solved
Maybe we'd better, better get involved

We could stop the hurtin' for awhile
We could stop the hurtin' for awhile
If we found a way to reconcile
We could stop the hurtin'

Families livin' in their cars and kids run numbers out of bars
Knowing pride won't pay the bills, men work jobs beneath their skills
Hadn't we better hand out more than just a line
Shouldn't we try to find solutions with our minds
Haven't you had it knowing nothing's getting solved
Maybe we'd better, better get involved


(C) 1984 Fin de Siecle Musique/Jsh Music ascap/Cheeky Kid Music bmi

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