I just can't sleep tonight, know that things ain't right.
It's in the papers, it's on the TV, it's everywhere that I go.
Children are crying, soldiers are dying, some people don't have a home.

But I know there's sunshine beyond that rain.
I know there's good times beyond that pain.
Can you tell me how I can make a change.

I close my eyes and I can see a better day.
I close my eyes and pray.
I close my eyes and I can see a better day.
I close my eyes and pray.

I lose my appetite knowing kids starve tonight.
Am I sinner cause half my dinner is still over my plate?
I got a vision to make a difference and it's starting today.

But I know there's sunshine beyond that rain.
I know there's good times beyond that pain.
Heaven tell me I can make a change.

I close my eyes and I can see a better day.
I close my eyes and pray.
I close my eyes and I can see a better day.
I close my eyes and pray for the broken hearted, pray for the life not started.

Pray for all the ones not breathing, pray for all the souls that need a break.
Can you give 'em one today?

I just can't sleep tonight.
Can someone tell me how to make a change?

I close my eyes and I can see a better day.
I close my eyes and pray.
I close my eyes and I can see a better day.
I close my eyes and I pray.

I close my eyes and pray...


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    My OpinionYea i'm pretty sure no one needs the meaning of this it's kinda right in front of you. And yeah it is sad watching young kids being hurt and homeless and our soliders dying but praying isn't gonna solve everything. I mean, you should have faith but faith shouldn't always be your saviour. Sometimes faith screws you. XD
    AutumnXDon December 16, 2010   Link
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    General Commentmy uncle passed away last night.. this song gives me hope ♥
    elfyyyon June 02, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI have to admit that I'm not a Justin Bieber fan, in fact, I will honestly admit that I used to hate him so much, for his 'boring, cheap' music/tunes, but once after I've listened to this song and payed attention to the lyrics and KNOW that he's singing it,..I've actually started to slowly changed my mind about him.
    this song is what makes me finally respect him, as an artist.
    the world and especially our society nowadays seriously needs more INSPIRATIONAL songs/music like this instead of the usual "party-blink2-sex" kind of songs which seems so abundant these days!
    ~regards from Indonesia~
    dinkoton May 09, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song is about prayer being a powerful tool to help others who are hurting in life. Justin doesn’t know what he can do to help, so he prays. He resorts to divine intervention. It’s a beautiful, pure song. Justin has hope because he knows there are good times despite the pain.
    hopeinJesuson February 07, 2022   Link

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