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It's Cold Out Here
1985 Arthur K. Adams, Eddie Singleton
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1985: Hollywood (US-CA) Rock Steady Studio
All the changes that you go through stay
Sometimes make you wanna walk away
But to stick around you gotta hang it tough
To keep your head above water if it's rough

The times we're living in it's hard to cope
Keep moving our head and don't lose hope
People it's rough the going is tough
It's cold out there

Whatever you need you gotta get it yourself
You can't depend on nobody else
Lots of people would like to see you fall
Instead of walking they'd like to see you crawl

Yeah they come on at you with a beautiful act
And then they stab you right in the back
People it's rough the going is tough
It's cold out there
People it's rough the going is tough
It's cold out here

You have to roar just like thunder
To keep yourself from going under
People it's rough the going is tough
It's cold out here
People it's rough the going is tough
It's cold out here

Walking these streets all alone
Cos people over there they don't have no home
These days there's famine there's poverty
Oh so much poverty so many drugs everywhere
It's unbelievable what's happening in the world
What's happening in America something is deadly wrong

But we've got the power we can really change things
While there's still time we can rearrange things
People all over the world we've got the power now
You just got to believe it we've got the power now

In spite of it's being so cold so unthinkingly cold
In spite of all the drugs in spite of all the famine
With all the poverty around us
We've got the power to change things
But we got to do it now
While there's still time to change things

Hey people all over the world
We've got the power now
Just believe and you know what to do
Just use your power now

(Lyrics transcription by Roger Nupie)