Words & Music ©1992 by Rik Palieri
CHORUS: It's up to you to carry on, lift your voice and sing along One day Lord, we'll all be gone Its up to you to carry on You may be black, you may be white Red yellow brown, we’ll all unite We're all one skin when were in this fight It's up to you to carry on CHORUS You may be young , you may be old With not much time, or years to go The power of love can lift your soul It's up to you to carry on CHORUS If you're a woman or a man, join together hand in hand It's all a part of a bigger plan Its up to you to carry on CHORUS
This song has been a favorite at peace gatherings and rallies. I wrote it after my mother-in law , told me that she needed a song for an up coming event. She said we need a song to get every one together ! I play it in the key of G or F on my banjo (see TAB) and sometimes get everyone to sing on the chorus; It’s up to you (It’s up to you) To Carry On (to carry on) Lift your voice (Lift your voice) and Sing along (sing a-long) .here I have the crowd hum along while I sing, “One Day Lord, we’ll All Be Gone, then, the audience, joins me again It’s Up To You To Carry On!