[Intro: Wyclef Jean]Wake up, Wake up. You've got the power. You've got the power. My people got the east yo you've got to wake up. Midwest dirty south, yo, you've gotta stand up. All my homies in the west, yo, you got to wake up. Wake up, Wake up, Wake up, Wake up. (Wake up, Wake up, Wake up, Wake up) Wake up, Wake up, Wake up, Wake up. (Wake up, Wake up, Wake up, Wake up) Wake up, Wake up.
[Hook: Mary J. Blige]Wake everybody, no more sleeping in bed. No more backwards thinking, time for thinking, ahead. The world has changed so very much from what it used to be. There's so much hatred, war, and poverty.
[Verse 1:] [Monica]Wake up all the teachers time to teach a new way. Maybe then they'll listen to what you have to say.
[Claudette Ortiz]''cause they're the ones who's coming Up, the worlds is in their hands. When you teach the children, teach 'em the very best you can.
[Verse 2: Eve]Bring peace do we mean it? Can you feel it when we scream it out loud, do you believe that we need it? Do you believe that it could get right? Do you believe that the children of the world deserve a good life? Well, if you do, it's time to wake up your mind. We can make it betta, and I know it could take some time. But we gotta start somewhere. How 'bout wit you and me? From us it goes to others, then we can have our unity.
[Verse 3:] [Musiq]Wake up all the doctors make the old people well. They're the ones who suffer and catch all the hell. But they don't have so very long before the judgment day. So won't you make them happy before they pass away?
[Ashanti]Wake up all the builders time to build a new land I know we can do it, long as we lend a hand. The only thing we have to do is put it in our mind. And surely things will work out,
[Ashanti & Faith]''cause they do it all the time.
[Verse 4: Fabolous]I ain't here to take up y'all time. I came to shake up y'all mind; it's everybody's wake up call time I can't sleep to long; why they do the people wrong? Let's clean the world up before they sweep you gone. This is real talk, so you can peek through songs.
So when you feel weak these words'll keep you strong. And help make a change for the betta; It's hard for one to do it but we can make some changes together.
[Bridge: Everybody + Choir + (Brandy)]Hey, yeah. The world won't get no better (Get no better), If we just let it be (Let it be). The world won't get no better. We gotta change it, yeah (We gotta change it, yea), you and me. The world won't get no better (Won't get no betta), If we just let it be (Let it be, let it be, let it be). The world won't get no better (Betta) we gotta change it, yeah, you and me.
[Verse 5: Jadakiss]Set a goal put a plan up here. We gotta stand up here. Give thanks to the man up stairs. Put the egos and the prides to the side regardless, And just be role models, parents, and artists. We can make a change or make it the hardest. If you gonna make a baby, you should make him the smartest. Let him know good from bad, right from wrong; How to roll wit the punches when life moves on. And the stress won't take toll if you don't sweat it. World won't get no betta if we don't let it. Let the negative energy ride; Keep hope alive it's 'bout time we open our eyes. Wake up.
[Hook: Jahiem]Wake everybody no more sleepin' in bed. No more backwards thinkin' time for thinkin' ahead. The world has changed so very much from what it used to be. There's so much hatred, war, and poverty.
[Verse 6: Missy Elliot]Wake up Wake up Wake up Wake up Wake up Wake up Wake up Wake up Wake up Wake up Yup, well, y, all besta vote. I don't care about the guns you tote. Listen to me like you listen to Fahrenheit 9/11. Ain't no time for the second guess, The words I speak (Wake up), The ones who sleep, now leave the ships; fix your mouth to teach. Mcs, teach the kids what's peace. They don't have to worry bout the police. We make 'em rich so they don't have to thief. Every artist here on this track; (Ho!) We'll make a change here for young cats. (Ho!) This is for everybody, white or black. You betta go and vote, and get up off yo back. (Wake up)
[Outro: Everybody + Choir + (Floetry -- 1st 4-Natalie Stewart, 2nd 4-Marsha Ambrosius)]Wake up everybody, No more sleepin' (As life rolls on, lift your head; lift your voice up). Wake up everybody, no more sleepin' (You see. The power of the people have the choice to reunite love). Wake up everybody, no more sleepin' (Not a choice, It's a gift that the people have to fight for). Wake up everybody, time for thinkin'. (And the rights are too personal for anyone to ignore) Wake up everybody, no more sleepin' (Take the opportunity). Wake up everybody, no more sleepin' (Your responsibility, yeah). Wake up everybody, no more sleepin' (Your voice has to be heard). Wake up everybody, time for thinkin' (Save the world, save the world). Wake up everybody no more sleepin'. Wake up everybody no more sleepin'. Wake up everybody no more sleepin'.