From the recording THE ACHE OF POSSIBILITY

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Lyrics

3. THE ACHE OF POSSIBILITY (Music & Lyric by Louis Rosen)

All too long I watched a world gone wrong / Years and years I watched a world gone wrong / A president with no sense of shame / A trumped up war in freedom's name / All too long I watched a world gone wrong

Far too long I watched a world gone mad / Years and years I watched a world gone mad / One man kills, another prays / Each awaits the end of days / White or brown, the goal's the same / Light the fire, then fan the flame / Far too long I watched a world gone mad

But I know / The ache of possibility is now / Once again, we plant the seed and speed the plow / Shed our sorrow / Stake a claim for the soul of tomorrow

All too long we let the lies go down / Our own fault, we let the lies go down / Ruthless power, hidden schemes / Nightmare stuff of waking dreams / Smoking gun or mushroom cloud / Easy lies to say out loud / Perfect words to stir the crowd

Incompetence with every lie / Soldiers and civilians die / Money can't relieve our fear / And billions disappear each year / Profit for some profiteer / And all too long we let it happen here

But I know the ache of possibility again / There's work to do / We say a prayer and then / Shed our sorrow / Stake a claim for the soul of tomorrow

The bible says to seek and ye shall find / Mathew VII: Seek and ye shall find / Facts are there at our command / Private sale of public land / A tax break for the one-percent while poor folk sweat to pay their rent

Phones are tapped to ease our mind / Suddenly torture's redefined / Terror threats to scare us blind /And still another child gets left behind

From Baghdad down to New Orleans /Photo ops and phony scenes / Talking heads as go-betweens / Bloviate on TV screens / They say the ends will justify the means / I know the ends won’t justify the means

And I know the ache of disappointments yet to come / Still we have to raise our voice and beat the drum / Shed our sorrow / Stake a claim for the soul of tomorrow

Yes I know / The ache of possibility is now / Once again we plant a seed and speed the plow / Shed our sorrow / Stake a claim for the soul of tomorrow / The soul of tomorrow / The soul of tomorrow

All too long I watched a world gone wrong

© 2009 by Louis Rosen, Lullwater Music, ASCAP.