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Graham Nash – Teach Your Children lyrics

You who are on the road
Must have a code that you can live by
And so become yourself
Because the past is just a goodbye
Teach your children well
Their father's hell
Will slowly go by
And feed them on your dreams
The one they picks
The one you'll know by.
Don't you ever ask them why
If they told you, you would cry
So just look at them and sigh
And know they love you.
And you, of tender years
Can't know the fears
That your elders grew by
And so please help them with your youth
They seek the truth
Before they can die.
(Can you hear and do you care
And can't you see we must be free
To teach our children what you believe in
Make a world that we can believe in)
Teach your parents well
Their children's hell
Will slowly go by
And feed them on your dreams
The one they picks
The one you'll know by.
Don't you ever ask them why
If they told you, you would cry
So just look at them and sigh
And know they love you.



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    We can't ever really know what our parents went through in their youth that made them the people we know them to be, just as they don't really understand what their children go through in lives so different than the ones they lived. It helps to talk- and especially to listen- to them; their stories about the depression will help us understand why they saved everything, and stories about the war to undestand why they shudder everytime a car back fired. I wish they had told me more about their dreams and fears, their triumphs and heart breaks, but now that I have children I realize how very hard it is to share such things. No, I don't think we really can know fully. So I think the best we can do is share and hear what we can, and for what must be left unsaid, lets just look on each other with kindness and remember that, imperfect as they-and we-are, we do love each other.
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