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In my dream children sing a song of love for every boy and girl
The sky is blue and fields are green and laughter is the language of the world
Then I wake and all I see is a world full of people in need


Tell me why (why) does it have to be like this?
Tell me why (why) is there something I have missed?
Tell me why (why) cos I don't understand.
When so many need somebody we don't give a helping hand.
Tell me why?

Everyday I ask myself what will I have to do to be a man?
Do I have to stand and fight to prove to everybody who I am?
Is that what my life is for to waste in a world full of war?

Tell me why (why) does it have to be like this?
Tell me why (why) is there something I have missed?
Tell me why (why) cos I don't understand.
When so many need somebody we don't give a helping hand.
Tell me why?

(Children) tell me why? (Declan) tell me why?
(Children) tell me why? (Declan) tell me why?
(Together) just tell me why, why, why?

Tell me why (why) does it have to be like this?
Tell me why (why) is there something I have missed?
Tell me why (why) cos I don't understand.
When so many need somebody we don't give a helping hand.

Tell me why (why, why does the tiger run)
Tell me why (why, why do we shoot the gun)
Tell me why (why, why do we never learn)
Can someone tell us why we let the forest burn?

(Why, why do we say we care)
Tell me why (why, why do we stand and stare)
Tell me why (why, why do the dolphins cry)
Can some one tell us why we let the ocean die?

(Why, why if we're all the same)
Tell me why (why, why do we pass the blame)
Tell me why (why, why does it never end)
Can some one tell us why we cannot just be friends?

(Why, why do we close our eyes?)
(Why, why do we really lie?)
(Why, why do we fight for land?)
Can someone tell us why cos we don't understand?
Why, why?



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    UnregisteredDec 7, 2013 at 4:51 am
    This song is awesome. It describes all the happenings around us. This song is really an excellent one. It makes me emotional at times. Declan u r the best. I want to know from where u got these types of thoughts in the age of 10. You rock. U r the best.
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    UnregisteredOct 13, 2013 at 11:10 am
    This song makes people realise about the happenings around us;the taking part of wars, terrorism,violence and a lot many problems... we need to make a better WORLD a place where peace and love exists... I make people whom i know listen this song and reflect about it.. HATS OFF TO THIS SONG

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