"If you wanna build a bridge You gotta get down in the water You gotta do some hard work Where it's dangerous and steep So the question then is this Is it worth the aggravation For some reconciliation Where the chasm cuts so deep
There's no easy way To help a stubborn world to change And there's no free ride On the rode to sacrifice There's no short cut to take To get us to a better place That's just the way it is If you wanna build a bridge
If you wanna tell the truth You gotta find someone who'll listen Then expect some opposition 'cause being honest is a risk So I guess you'll have to choose Is the trouble you uncover Worth the freedom you discover When you tell it like it is
You'll need some love to get you through If you wanna tell the truth Midnight in the garden Counting up the cost Could there be another way to save the world Without the cross If you wanna shine a light You gotta take it to the darkness Where the world can be so heart less And you may have to go alone So you really must decide Is the difference that you're making Worth the heavy toll it's taking Just to bring a little hope
You've got to pay the price If you wanna shine a light"