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By michael mcdonald

Love is the answer to a child
Just as hope is the answer to us all
But it's there at the beginning
That we learn to hope at all
And God help us if we don't

Chorus:
Tell me where is this place
From which there's no return
What can we know of another road
From the one that we made
With our anger and our rage
We dare not go where there is no hope
Not even for a child

If dreams fly over the rainbow
Truth lies waiting for us all
If siren's voices cloud our reason
Can we still resist their call
'cause God help us if we don't

Chorus:

For so many people livin' their whole lives
Waiting to be saved
For so many chilren taking that short trip
From the cradle to the grave



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    HarmonyApr 1, 2008 at 7:26 pm
    This is the cry of most of the children born in North America in the medico-industrial complex we call a hospital...where all birth is an emergency...where pregnancy is a disease...all self fulfilling when we blindly follow the mythinformation fed for several centuries...intended to free up cheap labour for the linen mills of the industrial revolution... to feed the economy on the backs of sick people. We are left to struggle and fend for ourselves when mothers (90%) meet us and don't recognize us for they are in a drugged stupor and so are we...the bond...the affection...the milk of human kindness which is the elixir of life is stolen and replaced with a bottle leaching toxins to further cloud our brains... and the natural love is lost...only the die hard can find it and bring it back...the rest feed the system and become competent consumers in a plot of making the rich, richer and the differences between us all greater...birth is a natural miracle not a profit centre, until we stop treating it like it the keystone to our economy we are doomed to create the headlines that rock the world instead of the cradle.

    Harmony, hope and health to all. PEACE on EARTH and joy to the World.
    Harmony
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    drdwlJun 24, 2011 at 3:47 pm
    For A Child lyrics
    By michael mcdonald

    Love is the answer to a child (love all a child need and seek)
    Just as hope is the answer to us all (love and hope is the essence of our existence)
    But it's there at the beginning
    That we learn to hope at all
    And God help us if we don't
    Chorus:
    Tell me where is this place
    From which there's no return (where you want to stay in this place of hope and love)
    What can we know of another road
    From the one that we made
    With our anger and our rage ( we have destroyed the hope and love due to our impatience)
    We dare not go where there is no hope
    Not even for a child (having a child doesn’t bring the love/hope back)

    If dreams fly over the rainbow ( a wish for love and hope)
    Truth lies waiting for us all (you will experience the starkness of reality)
    If siren's voices cloud our reason (pretty women /things cloud our minds from thinking what is most important)
    Can we still resist their call
    'cause God help us if we don't

    Chorus:

    For so many people livin' their whole lives
    Waiting to be saved ( saved from their desires for things/others , anger, guilt, etc)
    For so many children taking that short trip ( all of us are children going through this short journey of life)
    From the cradle to the grave

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