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Mother, Father Lyrics

from Everyday

"Mother, Father" is track #8 on the album Everyday. It was written by Matthews, David John / Ballard, Glen.
"Mother, Father" is track #8 on the album Everyday. It was written by Matthews, David John / Ballard, Glen.

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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 desert speed
While snowcapped mountains melt away
What do we tell our babies, when 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 [Incomprehensible] 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

Oh, what's all this talk about?
All this talk about it
Spinning down, down, down, down, down
All this talk about
Oh, 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 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 [Incomprehensible], come on out you
Come on out you, come and save yourself
Come on out you, come on, we're taking the water
We're taking the water, we're taking the 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, let the blue planet
Let the blue planet

Mother, Father, please explain to me
Mother, Father, please explain

Songwriters
MATTHEWS, DAVID JOHN / BALLARD, GLEN

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Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, THE BICYCLE MUSIC COMPANY

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