Curtis Mayfield We Got to Have Peace Lyrics

Roots Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Get Down
  • 2 Keep on Keeping On
  • 3 Underground
  • 4 We Got to Have Peace
  • 5 Beautiful Brother of Mine
  • 6 Now You're Gone
  • 7 Love to Keep You in My Mind
  • We got to have peace
    To keep the world alive
    And war to cease

    We got to have joy
    True in our hearts
    With strength we can't destroy

    People hear us
    Through our voice the world knows
    There's no choice

    We're begging to save the children
    The little ones
    Who just don't understand

    Give them a chance
    To breed their young
    And help purify the land

    People hear us
    Through our voice the world knows
    There's no choice

    And the people in our neighborhood
    They would if they only could
    Meet and shake the other's hand
    Work together for the good of the land

    Give us all an equal chance
    It could be such a sweet romance
    And the soldiers who are dead and gone
    If only we could bring back one

    He'd say, "We got to have peace
    To keep the world alive
    And war to cease

    We got to have joy
    True in our hearts
    With strength we can't destroy

    People hear us
    Through our voice the world knows
    There's no choice

    And the people in our neighborhood
    They would if they only could
    Meet and shake the other's hand
    Work together for the good of the land

    Give us all an equal chance
    It could be such a sweet romance
    And the soldiers who are dead and gone
    If only we could bring back one

    We got to have peace
    We got to have peace
    Let the world know

    Peace, peace, peace
    We got to have peace

    People hear us
    Through our voice the world knows
    There's no choice

    Save the children
    Save the children
    Save the children

    And the people in our neighborhood
    Who would if they only could
    Meet and shake the other's hand
    Work together for the good of the land

    Give us all an equal chance
    It could be such a sweet romance
    And the soldiers who are dead and gone
    If only we could bring back one

    We got to have peace
    We got to have peace

    Let the people singin'
    Peace, peace, peace
    We got to have peace

    I sing peace, peace, peace
    We got to have peace
    Peace, peace, peace
    We got to have peace

    Written by: Curtis Mayfield
    Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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