Track Title:               System of Survival
Album Title:               The Eternal Dance (disc 3, 1978-1989)
Prime Artist:              Earth, Wind & Fire
Arranger:                  Jerry Hey

Producer:                  Preston Glass
Written by:                Skylark (Pittman?)
From the Album:            Touch The World  1987 (A)
The Human Race is runnin' over me
I punch a clock at 9 and 5
Just tryin' to make a livin'
A plastic face on satellite TV
Says, "Life is filled with give and take"
He's takin' and I'm givin
So I dance
It's my system of survival (SOS)
I'm dancin'
System of survival (SOS)
It's a system of survival
Future revival
Greet the new arrival
At times it's the only way
I'm gonna make it through this day
Everybody get up
Do your dance
Keep survivin'
Everybody get up
Do your dance
Stay alive
A city night
I walk a street in fear
While politicians brag about
A paperwork solution
Another life
I shed another tear
I'm waiting for somebody new
To lead the revolution
So I dance
It's my system of survival...
(Repeat Hook and Chorus)
(SOS) Send it out
Send it out, send it out, send it out...