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The song that says it all

THE following lyrics from Van Morrison’s song Wonderful Remark say all that needs to be said:

How can you stand the silence

That pervades when we all cry?

How can you watch the violence

That erupts before your eyes?

How can you tell us something

Just to keep us hanging on?

Something that just don’t mean nothing

When we see it, you are gone

Clinging to some other rainbow

While we’re standing, waiting in the cold

Telling us the same old story

Knowing time is growing old.

How can we listen to you

When we know your talk is cheap?

How can we ever question

Why we give more and you keep?

How can your empty laughter

Fill a room like ours with joy

When you’re only playing with us

Like a child does with a toy?

How can we ever feel the freedom

Or the flame lit by the spark?

How can we ever come out even

When reality is stark?



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