Children R the Future
On and on and on and on

Me say the beat don't stop until the break of dawn

Nor does the growth of our young world

Yes the children, be buildin, each boy and girl

Cause you are the cream of the planet earth

The new birth, now take that for what it's worth

And give the child room, to blossom and bloom

Livin large, it's your destiny to consume

To take flight and ignite to a brand new height

Cause that's your goal in life - am I right? (Yeah!)

To start reachin, come on each and every

single one of y'all comprehend what I'm teachin

I said listen up, listen up, listen up youngster

Learn from a lesson that the Big Daddy brung ya

It's nothin but knowledge, I shall bring to you

And I'm not Mr. Rogers or Captain Kangaroo, but I know

"children, children" - "are the future" (variations 4X)

"children, children" Where we goin now?

Take my hand my child, and let me show you how

Cause I'm here to help..

.. those who need Knowledge of Self

Young brothers and sisters, considered the cream

that must rise to the top and fulfill the dream

And there are desires that we all want to achieve

but remember, respect is most greatest to receive

And we don't have to gain it by bein TOUGH

Or sellin our own kind that cooked white stuff

So bring your negative mind from out of the shade

Find your true self and let's all get paid, because

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People, people, why we live illegal?

Your life just ends short and you know that there's no sequel

(sequel) They'll say that it was fun while it lasted

You run wild, stickin up and gettin blasted

Pregnant girls livin solo, on the welfare

Cause your so-called man said go to hell dere

And young brothers that could be tryin to rap

Instead, are out boostin clothes at the Gap

Now what kind of life is that for a child?

Runnin wild livin foul, hey, change your lifestyle

Get some knowledge, and open your eyes

Just take a little bit of time,

how fully you'll come to realize, that

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[Kane * singing *]

I believe the children are the future

Teach them well and let them lead the way

Show them all of the beauty they posess inside

Give them, a sense of pride

to make it easier, let the children laughter

remind us how we used to be