Hey you bystander did you hear of the recent uproar?
You say this is nothing new
You have seen and heard this before
Hey you bystander do you have time to sign a petition?
It will only take a minute and you can help save a life
You say it’s pointless, you fear your own situation
Hey you bystander do you agree with the wrongdoing?
You seem to just sit there and watch the violence
You could lend a hand or say a word
Hey you bystander can you spare some change?
Pennies make notes which buy food and water
You refuse claiming the world will never change
And suffering and poverty is a part of the life you’ve learnt to accept
Hey you bystander do you care?
Because one day it may be you who suffers
While the rest of us stand and stare