October 2, 2006

Question

Why do we never get an answer
When we're knocking at the door
With a thousand million questions
About hate and death and war?
'Cos when we stop and look around us,
There is nothing that we need,
In a world of persecution
That is burning in its greed.

Why do we never get an answer
When we're knocking at the door
Because the truth is hard to swallow
That's what the war of love is for

It's not the way that you say it
When you do those things to me
It's more the way that you mean it
When you tell me what will be

And when you stop and think about it
You won't believe it's true
That all the love you've been giving
Has all been meant for you.

I'm looking for someone to change my life,
I'm looking for a miracle in my life
And if you could see what it's done to me,
To lose the love I knew
Could safely lead me through.

Between the silence of the mountains,
And the crashing of the sea,
There lies a land I once lived in,
And she's waiting there for me,
But in the grey of the morning,
My mind becomes confused,
Between the dead and the sleeping,
And the road that I must choose.

I'm looking for someone to change my life,
I'm looking for a miracle in my life
And if you could see what it's done to me,
To lose the love I knew,
Could safely lead me to
The land that I once knew,
To learn as we grow old
The secrets of our soul.

It's not the way that you say it
When you do those things to me
It's more the way you really mean it
When you tell me what will be

Why do we never get an answer
When we're knocking at the door
With a thousand million questions
About hate and death and war?
'Cos when we stop and look around us,
There is nothing that we need,
In a world of persecution
That is burning in its greed.

-- Justin Haywood (Moody Blues)

3 comments:

azgoddess said...

ahhh

i was singing that song in my head as i was reading the words...

thanks..i seem to be in this space and time = = yet again

meldonna said...

So many songs from back in the day are relevant now...thanks for reminding me of one I hadn't had in my head for years.

All our pop music now seems to just be R&B love songs, rap angst, or C&W love songs...but I guess that's not surprising. Let's just hope this wrong direction our country is on soon necessitates a large scale social rebellion like the Sixties. I just pray the voices of the people remain non-violent. And I hope it doesn't take so long.

Sign me Moody and Blue...

Blueberry said...

Moody Blues = awesome!