Wake Up Everybody - Brandy, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott, Wyclef Jean, Ashanti (Official Video)

  • Published on:  4/13/2020
  • The official music video of "Wake Up Everybody" by Brandy, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott, Wyclef Jean, Musiq Soulchild, Ashanti, Babyface, Monica, Claudette Ortiz, Eve, Faith Evans, Fabolous, Jadakiss, Akon, Jamie Foxx, Jaheim, Floetry, Jon B, Keke Palmer, Marques Houston, Miri Ben-Ari, Nick Scotti, Omarion, Rev Run from the album 'Wake Up Everybody' (2004)

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    "Wake Up Everybody" was a compilation album released to coincide with the 2004 presidential election in the U.S.

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    [Wyclef Jean]
    Ay! Wake up, wake up!
    You've got the power (x2)
    My people in the east shore, you gotta wake up
    Midwest, dirty south, yo, you gotta stand up
    All my homies in the west, yo, you gotta wake up

    Wake up, wake up (x9)

    [Mary J. Blige]
    Wake up 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

    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 one's who coming up
    The world is in their hands
    When you teach the children
    Teach them the better questions you can

    Uh... scream "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 better and I know it might take some time
    But we gotta start somewhere
    How about with you and me?
    From us it goes to others
    Then we'll have our unity

    [Musiq Soulchild]
    Wake up all the doctors, make the old people well
    They're the ones who suffer and who catch all the hell
    But they don't have so very long before their Judgment Day
    So won't you make them happy before they pass away

    Wake up, all the builders time to build a new land
    I know we can do it if we all lend a hand
    The only thing we have to do is put it in our mind
    Surely things will work out

    [Faith Evans]
    'Cause they do it every time

    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 too long
    While they do the people wrong
    Let's clean the world up
    Before they sweep through, gone
    This is real talk you can peep through songs
    So when you feel weak
    These words will keep you strong
    And help make a change for the better
    It's hard one to do it
    But make can make some changes together

    (2x) [Chorus:]
    The world won't get no better
    If we just let it be
    The world won't get no better
    We gotta change it, yeah, just you and me

    [Ad-libs: Brandy]
    Hey, yeah, oh
    Get no better
    Let it be
    Oh, we gotta change it yeah
    Oh, won't get no better
    Let it be, let it be, let it be

    Set a goal for the plan up here
    We gotta stand up here
    Give thanks to The Man Upstairs
    Put the egos and the pride to the side regardless
    And just be role models, parents, artists
    We can make a change
    And we can make it the hardest
    If you gon' make a baby
    You should make him the smartest
    Let him know good and bad, right from wrong
    How to roll with the punches when life moves on
    The stress won't take toll if you don't sweat it
    World won't get no better if we don't let it
    Let the negative energy ride
    Keep hope alive
    It's about time that we open our eyes
    Wake up

    Wake up 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

    (Wake up! Wake up!)

    [Missy Elliott]
    Yup, we all best to vote
    I don't care about the guns you tote
    Listen to me like you listened to Fahrenheit 9/11
    Ain't no time for the second guessing
    The words I speak?
    Wake up the ones who sleep
    The leaderships?
    Fix your mouth to teach
    Teach the kids what's peace
    They don't have to worry about the police
    We make them rich so they don't have to thief
    Every artist here on this track
    Will make a change here for young cats
    This is for everybody white or black
    You better go and vote
    And get up off your back

    (3x) [Vamp:]
    Wake up everybody, no more sleeping (x3)
    Wake up everybody, time for thinking, thinking