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Songs / Why Are We Here

Born without a clue. A lifetime later, situation largely unchanged. Nevertheless, one perseveres.....

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Why Are We Here - the song

Why Are We Here - the lyrics

Why are we here?

Tell me why are we here? ..........................................why are we here?

Is it so much to ask ....................................................so much to ask

Is it really so difficult? .................................................really so difficult?

Could we not have a clue? .........................................not have a clue?

The slightest indication? .............................................slightest indication?

The merest whispered hint? .......................................merest whispered hint?

Or are you so pissed off .............................................so pissed off

With something we have done ...................................something we have done

With something we have done ...................................something we have done

Are you so upset? .......................................................so upset?

Do you hate us so bad? ..............................................hate us so bad?

If so I can only say.... ..................................................I can only say....

(pause)

Sorry....

Sorry sorry sorry ........................................................sorry sorry sorry

Absolutely desolated ................................................-solutely desolated

Unreservedly regretful ..............................................-reservedly regretful

Unmitigatingly contrite ..............................................-mitigatingly contrite

What more can I say ..................................................more can I say

What more can I say ..................................................more can I say

(spoken)

Would it be correct ....................................................to conclude

That our purpose is simply ........................................to contemplate the Question

In the absence of all hope .........................................of ever receiving an answer.....

(pause)

Are you really that perverse?

Was your mummy so cruel ........................................mummy so cruel

Did your daddy kick your butt ....................................daddy kick your butt

And in any event ........................................................any event

Is this the best application ..........................................best application

Of your spare time ......................................................your spare time

Of your spare time ......................................................your spare time

(bit of rhythm break)

(spoken over rhythm break)

Brothers and sisters, fellow crew members on this space ship Earth, whatever else we may NOT have in common, it must be abundantly clear that what we all share, what we all blunder under the same shadow of, what we are all pierced through our hearts and minds by, is the eternal question itself.

This is our common heritage,

this is what makes us brothers and sisters,

and, of course, this is what

(pause)

we need each other for

what we need each other for ........................................need each other for

what we need each other for ........................................need each other for

what we need each other for ........................................need each other for

what we need each other for .......


© 2020 Deacon Martin

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