Rob Hawkins

The Key

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Rob Hawkins
2010-06-08
Rob Hawkins

Story

I got the idea for this song by watching an interview with Janet Jackson.  I just somehow got inspired by something that she said and ran with it.  My experiences of living in different states while I was an Air Force brat also came out in this song.  Being on base there was a cultural cross-section of people all put in one place.  Add into that equation that one of our longest assignments was in Cheyenne, Wyoming where I got to learn about the American Indian culure through friends. Later I would be reminded of this at college and truly enjoyed having friends from all over the world and learned how everyone has basic needs and we're all essentially the same. However, in America we tend to think we know everything and live in the best country on earth. Nothing wrong with being proud of your country, culture, or heritage. I think people forget that it took people from all over the world to make our country great and we still have a lot to learn from other cultures. I guess I've always loved learning. I think it's imperative that we learn about our history and the history of others because we might just find ourselves.  The Key=Education  

Lyrics

The Key

Words and Music by Rob Hawkins

Verse 1

Sister sister don't you chastize me

I live my life you live yours but don't judge me

Don't want no problems and I don't need no conflicts

Live and let live but not by false pretense

Pre-Chorus

     The world's a better place than will let let it be

     Peace on earth at let one another free

    Quit giving me excuses and hidin' behind the truth

    Look me in the eye because I've got some proof for you

    Chorus

          Ask my mother, ask my wife

          Education is the key in this lock of life

          Ask my brothers both black and white

          You'll see many colors in your walk of life

Verse 2

    Sister sister don't you patronize me

    I've got a mind that's for sure but don'tcha hate me

    If  you take an eye for an eye well I've got some news

    There's other brothers out there that would take a tooth for a tooth

Pre-Chorus

     The world's a better place than will let let it be

     Peace on earth at let one another free

    Quit giving me excuses and hidin' behind the truth

    Look me in the eye because I've got some proof for you

    Chorus

          Ask my mother, ask my wife

          Education is the key in this lock of life

          Ask my brothers both black and white

          You'll see living color in this walk of life

Guitar Solo

Pre-Chorus

     The world's a better place than will let let it be

     Peace on earth at let one another free

    Quit giving me excuses and hidin' behind the truth

    Look me in the eye because I've got some proof for you

    Chorus

          Ask my mother, ask my wife

          Education is the key in this lock of life

          Ask my brothers both black and white

          You'll see living color in this walk of life

Start vamp

Yeah Oww

won't you sing it for me?

Take me home

I can feel I can feel it

Won't you sing it, won't you sing it, won't you sing it with me

Hey Hey Hey yeah!

Uh oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, ho, ho

Can't you sing it? Can't you sing it? Can't you sing it with me?