a prayer for everybody – to be free lyrics – gil scott-heron

this is a prayer for everybody
in the world
’cause i need you and you need me
we need each other

this is a prayer for everybody
in the world
a prayer for you
a prayer for me
a prayer for love and harmony
a prayer for light for all to see
a prayer that someday we’ll all be free

’cause…
there’s a lot that’s wrong
we must be strong
and not become bitter
if there’s a chance
that mankind will profit
why should we scoff at something new
or old – if it can make us better?

this is a prayer for everybody
in the world
’cause without you
and without me
without love and harmony
without courage and dignity
what would it mean
to be free?

instrumental: to be free

/ gil scott heron lyrics