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If You Gotta Ask © : 
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Scott Stephens
Nikki Nova
Kennard Valencia
2004 Liquid Blue
Marc Kitaen

The Story Behind The Lyrics


This song takes a critical look at the USA's foreign policy in recent years. It is a patriotic song that solicits those who care about their nation and the world to rebel against an attitude of world domination.

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  • Featured on Love is the Answer Compilation CD, 2005
  • Featured on DSA Winners Compilation CD, 2004
  • Featured on Make Love Not War Compilation CD, 2005
  • Featured on Songs For Cindy Compilation CD, 2006
  • Featured on Empower Compilation CD, 2008
  • First Place Winner, Dallas Songwriters 2004 Song Contest
  • Winner, Artists Helping Artists 2005 International Song Contest
  • Winner, Political Song of the Month, Broadjam, Nov 2008
  • Finalist, Unisong 2005 International Songwriting Contest
  • Campaign Theme Song for 2004 Ind. Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader
  • Best Song of the Month, March 2005, Songwriter Universe
  • Top 5 Award, Broadjam Presidential Debate Jam 2004
  • Finalist, WRA Song Competition 2006
  • Honorable Mention, Billboard World Song Contest 2005

Text Version Of Lyrics


If You Gotta Ask

Everyday I read there’s been one more, another life they say it’s part of war
Have we made this world of ours a safer place, I don’t think so
Taking over the world just ain’t my thing, I’d like to know who died & made us king
I think it’s time we do some listening

If we’re too busy now will we ever have the time, change is never easy

Should we take a stand now, or just go with the flow
Are things getting better, is the answer no
Are we gonna speak out, or turn our backs and go
Should you join the cause, If you gotta ask you’ll never know

Can’t we look beyond our own needs, focus on another hear their plea
They say what goes around, comes around, I believe it
The common people fight for those with more, that’s the way it always goes in war
I think it’s time we do some questioning

If they did it back then we can do it again right now, times they are a changin’

Can’t trust those politician’s, who are slaves to special interests
But you gotta have the money
Don’t blame the Armed Forces, cause they are not the sources
They’re heroes either way