"There's Got To Be A Way" as written by Mariah Carey and Ric Wake....
A broken man without a home
Desperate and so alone
A victim of society
No one really wants to see
Some of us don't even wonder
Some of us don't even care
Couldn't we just help each other
Isn't there enough to share

There's got to be a way
To connect this world today
Come together to relieve the pain
There's got to be a way
To unite this human race
And together we'll bring on a change

In another land they still believe
Color grants supremacy
I don't understand
How there can be
Regulated bigotry
Some of us don't even wonder
Some of us don't even care
Couldn't we accept each other
Can't we make ourselves aware

There's got to be a way
To connect this world today
Come together to relieve the pain
There's got to be a way
To unite this human race
And together we'll bring on a change

And maybe then the future will be a time
Without war, destitution and sorrow
And hungry children won't have to die
If we work together today
We'll save tomorrow

Some of us don't even wonder
Some of us don't even care
Couldn't we just love each other
Isn't there enough to share

There's got to be a way
To connect this world today
Come together to relieve the pain
There's got to be a way
To unite this human race
And together we'll bring on a change

There's got to be a way
To connect this world today

There's got to be a way
To unite this human race


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"There's Got to Be a Way" as written by Ric Wake Mariah Carey

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    General CommentWow, that hurts...this song has been since 2001 and no one has commented it? I would have thought since the 9-11 incident...Anyways, the first time I heard this song I loved it...Sing on Mariah. oh, and thanx Ice for posting it**********
    gabbytmwon May 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. It's very deep and socially aware. The first verse talks about a homeless man, the second verse about the apartheid in South Africa, where segregation was still legal until 1994, while the song was written in 1990, and the third about general destitution (like the cliched "starving children in Africa" etc). It's telling us to take charge and try to help the world and improve things around us. It's true that some people don't care, probably too preoccupied with their opulence or their own petty suffering to notice others' worse situations, but those of us who do something will ultimately make the world a better place to live in. Interestingly, this theme of social awareness and such was also evident in Janet Jackson's 1914 Rhythm Nation album a year before, and Mariah Carey has similar new jack swing influences (esp. in "someday") like Janet's lead single off of that album. Great music, love the 90s. =)
    dark ivoryon November 27, 2009   Link

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