By TNK's ViSioniSTA
For the generations that still live with us
Still SPEAK to US
Their WISDOM is STILL HERE
And what they SPEAK
Has BEEN SPOKEN
But if we don’t listen
For what we TEACH
We TEACH TO THEM
But what they teach
They TEACH TO MEND.
For THEIR EXPERIENCE
Can be OUR EXPERIENCE,
But we’ve blocked them out
Because there have been seeds of doubt.
And though we’ve heard their words
We haven’t FELT THEIR HEARTS,
For their wisdom is GREAT
But their souls have become faint
And what we treasure from our generation
We should SEEK from their generation
For they’ve lived a long life
And they’ve seen OUR STRIFE.
They want to help
To teach us to take a better step
But they can’t reach us
If we don’t let them teach us.
For their words have been heard,
And they wish to SPEAK
For their SPEAKING is LIVING,
BUT the LIVING STOPPED SPEAKING.
And if we learn to HEAR THEIR HEARTS
Their wisdom will pull the pain apart.
For they know us
Better than those around us
For they’ve seen it all
They’ve seen OUR LIVES from the BEGINNING
And they wish to SPEAK
For they DON’T want to SEE OUR ENDING,
Before their Ending.
For THEIR SOULS live on THROUGH US
And what they’ve taught us
Was bought with a price
For they have already suffered the cost
And they want us to SEE
That we must SEE what they’ve already SEEN.
For if we wish to TRULY STAND
We must have TIME ON OUR HANDS,
We can’t waste time learning the lessons
That mankind already has felt.
We need to look to the people
Who’ve already got their own experience under their belt.
For their wisdom is a bridge
And when we take it
For we’re NO LONGER WASTING TIME
Spent learning painful lessons that make us weak.
For they make us strong in the end,
But they take time from our mind
And our soul would rather learn quicker,
And WE CAN,
If we just listen to the souls who’ve already walked the path we’re on.
For if TIME is TRULY TO BE ON OUR HANDS
We must TAKE TIME whenever we can.
For we have ONE TIME to spend.
And their world can bridge our world
For we want to GO HIGHER
We want to BUILD THIS EMPIRE.
But first we must learn the lessons that have already transpired
For their WISDOM is ON TIME
If we dare to listen
For their message, too
SHARES OUR VISION
For THEIR WISDOM is GREAT
Even if their bodies have become faint
And we prize the minds of people in our generation
More than the people who can SEE OUR GENERATION.
We must SEEK their WISDOM,
For their bridge will take us higher
And OUR DREAMS
Will be part of their seams
For what they’ve sewn,
They’ve already felt
And if we dare
We should ask them for their HELP.
For OUR VISION
IS only as STRONG as THEIR VISION
And if they ADD FUEL TO THE FIRE
Our Visions will co-inspire.
For their victory can be ours
Their pain can be felt
If we let them teach.
We will not SPEAK,
For their WORDS HAVE POWER
And we MUST LISTEN BEFORE we CAN TEACH
For teaching is ALL ABOUT WISDOM POWER.
For the generations before
Who still share this same world
Our here for a bit more time
We MUST PICK THEIR MINDS.
For what they SEE
THEY’VE SEEN BEFORE
And THEIR WISDOM will teach us MORE.
We cannot SEEK to FIND THE ANSWERS in each other,
For our bodies our young, even if our souls are old.
We must ask them what they’ve seen
For they’ve been through the valleys
They’ve risen and they’ve fallen
And if we dare we WILL NOT REPEAT
For the mistakes we make our fine
That teach us much, in due time.
But we WANT TIME
So we must learn from a different level
We must speak to those who have already learned,
For if we do, we won’t walk the path that already has been trodden
We’ll take the NEW PATH
That is OURS
For we can learn from their lessons
So we don’t repeat the lessons.
For it’s often repeated
And we remain defeated
Because OUR TIME IS WASTED
And we’re doing the same things
Progress is being sucked up by the blind things.
We must TAKE OUR TIME BACK
WE MUST LISTEN
For their words will increase our pact.
Their wisdom is there
They WAIT, FOR THEY WISH TO SHARE.
For the bridge they offer us, will take us FARTHER
If we ignore,
The route will be longer,
The pain will be stronger,
And we will have spent our time
On the foolish side.
For they wait to share
Since they have ALWAYS CARED
And if you DARE TO LISTEN
You might just see they can ADD to your MISSION
For they know more than we think
And we tend to THINK more than we KNOW.
For when we LOVE THEM
Their words will surely flow.
And their pain will be felt,
And their bridge will be OFFERED,
And our TIME will be GIVEN,
And an EXTENSION will be granted
For our TIME IS POWER
For we are YOUNG
And OUR VISION
HAS NOT YET GONE SOUR
For they have wisdom
And we NEED THEIR WISDOM
And EVEN if THEIR BELIEF
Has become weak
WE WILL SURELY SPEAK.
For the vision we still have
They once did, too,
But this time we’re going to take their wisdom
And it implement, too.
For our TIME IS OUR POWER
For our bodies our YOUNG, even though our souls are old.
And we must TEACH OUR GENERATION
The things we’ve been told.
For the group that stands with those who’ve stood
Will stand ahead
For they listened to their stories,
And the wisdom that was passed
Passed on to the YOUNG
And the YOUNG STILL HAD THEIR VISIONS
For their SIGHT had been PROTECTED
And they dared to STAND
For when they STOOD
THEY stood for the souls
Who brought them here.
For THEIR WISDOM
Can be OUR WISDOM
And OUR VISION
Can reignite THEIRS
We are the power of TIME
For TIME is OUR GLORY
Our bodies are YOUNG
And we’ve got the will to FIGHT
For what always FELT to be RIGHT
For they are ending their time with us
But if we LISTEN,
Their words will remain with us
And our VISION will be GRAND
Because they too, will STAND.
For when we HEAR THEIR WISDOM
They hear our DREAMS
AND that my FRIEND
IS THE FIRE THAT WILL FUEL
For our strength is because of theirs
And they’ve fought for us
And we are here because of their fight
They have their stories
But we STILL HAVE THE SIGHT.
And we have to take what they offer,
The power will STEP IT UP
And the force we’ve got will take a NEW FORM
For what they speak,
Has been spoken,
But we have not listened,
And if we dare to care
Their message will SHOW OUR MESSAGE
That we must stand,
For they once stood.
And though they fought,
And we feel their pain,
And their strength will FEED OURS,
For once they see that we have a vision,
That too will want to be part of OUR MISSION.
Their time is ticking
And the ticking won’t stop.
But if you listen you might just grab the clock.
For the clock of mankind is ticking,
And our progress is moving,
But moving it is, only if we dare to be
Part of the movement that connects eternally.
For THEIR MESSAGE IS TRULY THE SAME AS OURS
And they once believed, too,
But this time if WE LISTEN
We BRIDGE the TWO WORLDS
And with their wisdom WE GAIN TIME
For we no longer have to waste
Blowing the mind.
They can teach us what we can’t teach ourselves
Unless we want to waste our time learning the lessons
That tend to repeat themselves.
The time is ticking for them to speak,
For if they speak,
THEN WE SPEAK,
And when we speak, we speak to them
And when they speak, they speak to us
For our CONNECTION IS GRAND
They’ve already walked this land.
And we must DARE TO BRIDGE the worlds
For their bodies are fragile,
But their messages still PREVAIL
And OUR FORCE OF POWER
Is connected to the LOVE TOWER.
For as they look down and shine their light
THEIR LIGHT shows us the way
Our visions become GRANDER
Because of the words that they SAY.
If we dare to LISTEN
They will speak,
And WE will SPEAK TO EACH OTHER,
For they have the wisdom WE NEED.
For we need TIME ON HANDS
IF WE REALLY PLAN TO DO THESE GREAT THINGS.
We NEED THEIR TIME
If we're going to SPREAD OUR WINGS.