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10 years ago  ::  Sep 04, 2008 - 2:44AM #1
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 This is a wonderful performance I just saw on YouTube of Duncan Galbraith.

TTell Me Why

In my dream,children sing

A song of love for every boy and girl

The sky is blue and fields are green:

And laughter is the language of the world

Then i wake and all i see

Is a world full of people in need


Tell me why(why) does it have to be like this?

Tell me why (why) is there something i have missed?

Tell me why (why) cos i don't understand

When so many need somebody

We don't give a helping hand Tell me why?

Everyday i ask myself

What will i have to do to be a man?

Do i have to stand and fight

To prove to everybody who i am?

Is that what my life is for

To waste in a world full of war?


(children)tell me why?(declan)tell me why?

(children)tell me why?(declan)tell me why?

(together) just tell me why, why, why?


chorus chant:

Tell me why (why,why,does the tiger run)

Tell me why(why why do we shoot the gun)

Tell me why (why,why do we never learn)

Can someone tell us why we let the forest burn?

(why,why do we say we care)

Tell me why(why,why do we stand and stare)

Tell me why(why,why do the dolphins cry)

Can some one tell us why we let the ocean die?

(why,why if we're all the same)

Tell me why(why,why do we pass the blame)

Tell me why (why,why does it never end)

Can some one tell us why we cannot just be friends?


This song haunts me because of the truth in it.  Perhaps we can discuss this and what we can individually do to change this in our own world.  Please go listen to the song.  It is an older song, but new to me....I think.

Be gentle with yourself and as Gandi said: "Be the change you want to see in others" and I add the world around you will change.
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