The Master Plan

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The Master Plan

An original, upbeat song written for Wholehearted Chorus by chorus member Michael Lojkovic.

Composer & Copyright

Original song by Michael Lojkovic, 2016.

Recording

Lyrics

Spoken intro:
Caller: What time is it? Response A: It’s time to get out, yeah
Response B: It’s time to get out, yeah
Response A: It’s time to get out, yeah  Response ALL: M’bote!*

It’s time to get out in the morning, and see the sun is shinin’
C’mon and get out in the morning, and tell the world you’re here
It’s time to get out in the morning, and hear the birds sweet singin’
C’mon and get out everybody everywhere
(x2)

Solo or small group:
You gotta know it’s life – filled with joy and with sorrow
That driving in your car is not the master plan
It’s time to get out and find – yourself a hiking trail
C’mon and get out, put your feet down upon this bountiful land

It’s not in the things we acquire, it’s not all about the toys
You could join a neighborhood choir and create a joyful – noise!

(Spoken intro)

It’s time to get out and find – the love that’s inside you
C’mon and get out cuz ya know – ain’t got a minute to spare
It’s time to take the hand of whoever’s beside you
C’mon and get out everybody and show the world you care
(x2)

It’s not in the things that bore us, it’s not all about the toys
You could join Wholehearted Chorus and create a joyful – noise

(Spoken part + Repeat verse 1, one time through + Spoken part)

*“Mbote” is a Lingala word, the language of the Congo, meaning welcome, hello or good morning

1Comment
  • Michael
    Posted at 18:27h, 01 October Reply

    Thanks for posting this! Chorus member Gail has elaborated on this song–what an honor to inspire!

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