From the recording Mystic Life

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A reggae anthem based on the song 'Yma O Hyd' with the kind permission of legendary Welsh folk singer, Dafydd Iwan. It features Andy Jacques on bass guitar with programming and keyboards from Roy Jones. The song pays tribute to Nichiren Daishonin and the three founding presidents of the SGI.

Lyrics

Human Revolution
(Words by Roy Jones)

In this time of trouble
What are we going to do?
No use blaming the government
My friend it's all up to you!

Each of us has the power
To transcend all the pain
Deep inside, there's a heart of gold
No we don't have to stay the same

Human revolution
Human revolution
Turn ignorance to wisdom
Turn anger into courage
Turn greed into compassion
Human revolution

Remember Tatsunokuchi
Where blood so nearly was shed
Nichiren smiled with the light of truth
With a sword poised over his head

But the comet came before morning
When all seemed over and lost
Facing the darkness right in the eyes
He triumphed for each one of us

Human revolution
Human revolution
Turn ignorance to wisdom
Turn anger into courage
Turn greed into compassion
Human revolution

Remember Makiguchi
Value creation's sage
Imprisoned because he would not deny
The truth of all he believed

Remember Josei Toda
Who stood against evil swell
In prison he opened our eyes to the truth
That the Buddha is Life itself

Human revolution
Human revolution
Turn ignorance to wisdom
Turn anger into courage
Turn greed into compassion
Human revolution

So forward together with sensei
Toda's successor in faith
Who gave his life, so all the world
Could chant the wonderful Law

Now we must carry the banner
In the twenty-first century
When each of us makes that inner change
We'll transform humankind's destiny

Human revolution
Human revolution
Turn ignorance to wisdom
Turn anger into courage
Turn greed into compassion
Human revolution
Human revolution
Turn ignorance to wisdom
Turn anger into courage
Turn greed into compassion
Human revolution