GOD'S COUNTING ON ME GOD'S COUNTING ON YOU

Pete Seeger & Lorre Wyatt's album version


Pete Seeger:When we look and we see
Things are not what they should be
God's counting on me
God's counting on you

Seeger and chorus:When we look and we see
Things are not what they should be
God's counting on me
God's counting on you

Seeger and chorus:Hoping we'll all pull through
Hoping we'll all pull through
Hoping we'll all pull through
Me and you

Bruce Springsteen:It's time to turn things around
Trickle up, not trickle down
God's counting on me
God's counting on you

Springsteen and chorus:It's time to turn things around
Trickle up, not trickle down
God's counting on me
God's counting on you

All:Hoping we'll all pull through
Hoping we'll all pull through
Hoping we'll all pull through
Me and you

Lorre Wyatt:And when drill, baby, drill
Leads to spill, baby, spill
God's counting on me
God's counting on you

Wyatt and chorus:And when drill, baby, drill
Leads to spill, baby, spill
God's counting on me
God's counting on you

All:Hoping we'll all pull through
Hoping we'll all pull through
Hoping we'll all pull through
Me and you

Pete Seeger:Yes, there's big problems to be solved
Let's get everyone involved
God's counting on me
God's counting on you

Seeger and chorus:Yes, there's big problems to be solved
Let's get everyone involved
God's counting on me
God's counting on you

All:Hoping we'll all pull through
Hoping we'll all pull through
Hoping we'll all pull through
Me and you

Bruce Springsteen:Now don't give up, don't give in
Workin' together we all can win
God's counting on me
God's counting on you

Springsteen and chorus:Don't give up, don't give in
Workin' together we all can win
God's counting on me
God's counting on you

All:Hoping we'll all pull through
Hoping we'll all pull through
Hoping we'll all pull through
Me and you

Pete Seeger:What we do now, you and me
Will affect eternity
God's counting on me
God's counting on you

Seeger and chorus:What we do, you and me
Will affect eternity
God's counting on me
God's counting on you

All:Hoping we'll all pull through
Hoping we'll all pull through
Hoping we'll all pull through
Me and you

Pete Seeger:Hey, kids!

Kids choir:When we sing with younger folks
We can never give up hope
Kids choir and Seeger:God's counting on me
God's counting on you

Seeger, kids choir, and chorus:When we sing with younger folks
We can never give up hope
God's counting on me
God's counting on you

All:Hoping we'll all pull through
Hoping we'll all pull through
Hoping we'll all pull through
Me and you

Pete Seeger:Singing again!

All:Hoping we'll all pull through
Hoping we'll all pull through
Hoping we'll all pull through
Me and you

Info

GOD'S COUNTING ON ME GOD'S COUNTING ON YOU is a song written by Pete Seeger and Lorre Wyatt in 2010 in response to that year's Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The song was originally recorded and released by Pete Seeger and Lorre Wyatt as a single in October 2010.

The song was re-recorded in 2012, this time featuring Bruce Springsteen on vocals, and released in September 2012 on Pete Seeger & Lorre Wyatt's album A More Perfect Union on the Appleseed label. The album consists of a total of 14 new songs written by Pete Seeger and singer/songwriter Lorre Wyatt, and features guest appearances by Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Tom Morello, Bruce Springsteen, and Dar Williams. The above lyrics are for Pete Seeger & Lorre Wyatt's album version of GOD'S COUNTING ON ME GOD'S COUNTING ON YOU as released in 2012.

Pete Seeger & Lorre Wyatt -- A More Perfect Reunion
Pete Seeger & Lorre Wyatt -- A More Perfect Reunion

CD - Appleseed Recordings (APR CD 1130) - USA, 2012

Bruce Springsteen sings throughout GOD'S COUNTING ON ME GOD'S COUNTING ON YOU, including lead on two verses. He recorded his part of the song in January 2012. The complete line-up on the track includes Pete Seeger (vocals, banjo), Lorre Wyatt (vocals, guitar), Bruce Springsteen (vocals), The Rivertown Kids (vocals), C Lanzbom (additional guitar), David Bernz (additional guitar), Jeff Haynes (percussion), Adam Brzostoski (harmonica), Mark Murphy (bass), Chris Hughes (trap drums). The Rivertown Kids singers include Samantha Medina, Lucas Davison, Jaazaniah Gustave, Diana Barriga, Gabriel O'Reilly, Elyse Fox, Madeline Rosaler, and Kirsten Lutley. Additional singers include Timothy Hill, Jane Kelly Williams, Sue Altkin, David Bernz, James Durst, Dan Einbender, Karen Brooks, Jacob Bernz, Melissa Ortquist, Sarah Underhill, Bruce Taylor, Connie Taylor, Hayden Minifield, Travis Jeffrey, Jenny Murphy, Dave Tarlo, Laurie Siegel, Pat Lamana, Goldee Green, Ira McIntosh, and Story Laurie.

Live History

As far as it's known, Bruce Springsteen has never performed GOD'S COUNTING ON ME GOD'S COUNTING ON YOU live.

Credits

Thanks Manuel Lázaro for the lyrics help.

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GOD'S COUNTING ON ME GOD'S COUNTING ON YOU [Pete Seeger & Lorre Wyatt's album version]

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