when the world wakes up

Written August, 2021

Tab G/em (C/am, capo 7)

when the world wakes up,
I’d like to hug a stranger on the street,
I’d ask first, if it’s ok, might even kiss their cheek
now, when we’re afraid to spread a dangerous disease,
it’d be nice to hug a stranger on the street..

when the world wakes up,
I’d like to dance in a jam-packed little club,
with people wall-to-wall, all getting down and cutting up,
now, when it’s a risk to get that close to anyone,
I dream of dancing in a jam-packed club..
so we wait for everything to open,
quietly we’re hopin’ we’ll wake up from a dream,
and we pray when we’re finally back together,
we’ll take simple pleasure in our old activities..

when the world wakes up,
I’d like to sing a gospel song in church,
crowded in the pews, with all 4 parts on every verse,
when breathing the same air can turn a blessing to a curse,
we all could use a gospel song in church,
so we wait for everything to open,
quietly we’re hopin’ we’ll wake up from a dream,
and we pray when we’re finally back together
we’ll find we’ve come to treasure all our old activities
I’d like to cut a rug again,
I’d like to sing a gospel hymn,
I’d like to hug a newfound friend
when the world wakes up…

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written for the 2021 “just this guy” song contest!

“The song must include:
1. A description of the activity.
2. A difficulty of not being able to do the activity.
3. Why you want to do the activity.
4. The words World, Open, Activity, Wait and Finally.

As always, Bonus Points for using the word Monkey.”

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