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Mother Father (Main Song Page)
Mother Father
main lyrics
Mother/father, please explain to me
why a world so full of mystery
a place so bitter and still so sweet
so beautiful and yet so full of sad, sad

Mother/father, please explain to me
why forests march to deserts beat
while snowcapped mountains melt away
what do we tell our babies? what do we say?

Oh, mother/father, please explain to me
how a man who rocks his child to sleep
pulls the trigger on his brother's heart
he digs a hole right to the middle of this storm of hatred

Mother/father, please explain to me
how it could be so this world has come to be
a precious balance in between
such cruelty and such kindness, please, please

Mother/father, please explain to me
how this world has come to be
unequaled in her blessings, oh, I see
unbridled hatred so extreme, please tell me

Mother/father, please explain to me
how this world has come to be so
twisted between time and dreams
oh, mother/father, please explain to me

What's all this talk about?
all this talk about it
spilling down, down, down, down, down
all this talk about
endless words without
nothing's done

Mother/father do you know
why one man's belly overflows
another sleeps in hunger's bed
oh, we'd trade our world for a piece of bread

Oh, mother/father please explain to me
how this rare world's come to be
a place so full of color yet overflowing always
in black and white, drowning in the waters of our

Mother/father please explain to me
how this world has come to be
while still blessed in all the things we see
such a sad, sad home for you and me

Come on, adults
come on now, chi--come on now, chi--come on, save yourself
come on now, do
come on, we're taking on water
we're taking on water
we're taking on water
but you know
we got the freedom
we got the freedom
there's no god above and no hell below
oh, it's here with us
it's up to us to keep afloat

How this sweet world has come to be
oh, to keep afloat
mother/father, please explain to me
how this rare world has come to be
oh, little blue planet
little blue planet
mother/father, please explain to me
mother/father, please explain
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