Change

A thousand monks stand up and pray

An army in red, showing another way

See how in every nation risen

How low & how many people have fallen


Change, Change, its time things change

(Left- Right, Left- Right, Left- Right, Left- Right)

Change, it’s left to us, it’s right to change

(Left- Right, Left- Right, Left- Right, Left- Right)


The Buddha prays, the world watches in pity

How do nations grow when their hearts grow empty?

“Grant us paradise, freed from hatred & greed

Where, as people you stay, and as soldiers, leave”


Change, Change, its time things change

(Left- Right, Left- Right, Left- Right, Left- Right)

Change, it’s left to us, it’s right to change

(Left- Right, Left- Right, Left- Right, Left- Right)


It’s a killing of a people who won’t fight in defense

As whole worlds unite to ignore their conscience

Maybe this is why the ocean of compassion returns

So much in us is still sub-human. Oh, how it burns!


Change, Change, its time things change

Change, its left to us, its right to change


-Suraj Mani

Tibet, the Dalai Lama