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There ain't no reasons things are this way
It's how they've always been and they intend to stay
I can't explain why we live this way
We do it everyday

Preachers on the podium speaking of saints
Prophets on the sidewalks begging for change
Old ladies laughing from the fire escape, cursing my name

I got a basket full of lemons and they all taste the same
A window and a pigeon with a broken wing
You can spend your whole life working for something
Just to have it taken away

People walk around pushing back their debts
Wearing pay checks like necklaces and bracelets
Talking 'bout nothing, not thinking about death
Every little heart beat, every little breath

People walk a tight rope on a razor's edge
Carrying their hurt and hatred and weapons
It could be a bomb or a bullet or a pin
Or a thought or a word or a sentence

There ain't no reasons things are this way
It's how they've always been and they intend to stay
I don't know why I say the things I say,
But I say them anyway

But love will come set me free
Love will come set me free
I do believe
Love will come set me free
I know it will
Love will come set me free
Yes

Prison walls still standing tall
Some things never change at all
Keep on building prisons,
Gonna fill them all
Keep on building bombs
Gonna drop them all

Working your fingers bare to the bone
Breaking your back, make you sell your soul
Like a lung is filled with coal,
Suffocating slow

The wind blows wild and I may move
But politicians lie and I am not fooled
You don't need no reason or a 3 piece suit
To argue the truth

The air on my skin and the world under my toes
Slavery stitched to the fabric of my clothes
Chaos and commotion wherever I go
Love, I try to follow

But love will come set me free
Love will come set me free
I do believe
Love will come set me free
I know it will
Love will come set me free
Yes

There ain't no reasons things are this way
It's how they've always been and they intend to stay
I can't explain why we live this way
We do it everyday



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    UnregisteredMar 18, 2012 at 4:00 am
    Moving song, that managed to stir something up inside of me in this world where we are so overwhelmed that we react with apathy to most situations. It awakons the empathy inside of me, and I think the meaning has to do with globalization and despite the fact that we are so interconnected, we turn a blind eye to the worldwide issues. I think he is saying that the only thing that can free us from this issue, is love.
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    UnregisteredMar 7, 2012 at 12:40 am
    My intrepretation of the meaning is that we as citizens continue to ignore the political, social, and economic issues. We continue to overindulge in lavish spendings, while some beg for change for the basic necessities. We ignore knowledge and acknowledge and possible glorify ignorance. Ultimately, all of these self made issues can be overthrown through love. If we banded together and instead of hating adversity or differences, we loved and embraced them, this world would be dramatically different!
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    UnregisteredJun 12, 2012 at 5:24 pm
    I think the hope in it is about starting to see that love is the principle of unity. That love, god, is the perfect life that created us. Gen chapter 1 says that we are created in the image and likeness of god. John says that god is love. Not a god who loves, but love itself is god. Can we take literally that "in him-god- we live and move and have our being"? It is saten that promises us that we will be as gods when we see evil and good as equal. The bigest lie of all time. That god is not available to help usand wants to watch us struggle. What if we doubt evils presentation and accept that god is all we have?

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