"Do What I Have To" as written by and Phil Ochs....
All around this country, trouble in the air
Oh, and I hear a voice that's calling me
saying do you know and do you care?
do you know and do you care?
So I'm gonna do what I have to do
and say what I have to say
and I'm gonna be what I have to be
saying "Won't you come along with me?"
"Won't you come along with me?"

Don't wanna cause no sorrow
don't wanna cause no pain
Oh well, I'm only gonna cause what I have to cause
until this land is free from shame
until this land is free from shame

So I'm gonna do what I have to do...

There's only one thing I know
I know we're not alone
There was a million here before we came
They'll be a million when we're gone
They'll be a million here when we're gone

So I'm gonna do what I have to do...

Oh, I'm afraid of trouble
Yes, I'm afraid of jail
Oh, but I'm more afraid of not to try
more afraid of what happens now if we fail
what happens now if we fail

So I'm gonna do what I have to do...






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"Do What I Have To" as written by Phil Ochs

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