This began as a love song between two people, but by the time I finished writing it the song became more anthemic to speak to a generation of flower power. Embedded in the lyrics are references to songs by Joni Mitchell, the Mamas and Papas, The Beatles, The Youngbloods and other fifty year old remembrances...Rick

Lyrics

"Believe" (c) Landers 2022

D. Em7 repeat


D A
Ten thousand miles, we've shared this road
Em7 A
that leads to one heart

D
Destiny between us
A
we were sure that we
Em7 A
would never part

Em7. A
Mistake
Em7. A
Mistake
Em7. A
That was our first mistake
G. A
Yeah, yeah, yeah

D
We were desparate

We were so in love
A
We were sure that we could rise
Em7
above it
D
Searching for a bridge between

A Em7
politics and universal love

Em7. A
Mistake
Em7. A
Mistake
Em7. A
That was our first mistake
G. A
Yeah, yeah, yeah

D
We were right, but got it wrong
A
When we stopped believing
Em7. A
in our songs
D
So, I ask one simple question
A Em7
How'd we get it wrong?

(Instrumental break)

D A Em7. A
Paisley, bell bottoms, long hair, all in a rage
D
flowering into mums and
dad's
A Em7. A
How very strange?
Em7. A
So, very strange

D
We were restless

young at heart
A Em7
singing songs of love and peace
D
California's dreaming
A
protests and screaming
Em7. A
Handing flowers to the police
Em7. A
Flowers

D
We were right, but got it wrong
A
When we stopped believing
Em7. A
in our songs

D
So, I ask one simple question
A Em7
Why can't we get along?

Em7. A
Believe
Em7. A
Believe
Em7. A
let's finally get together

G. D
and believe
Em7 A
let's finally get together
G. D
and believe