And The Children Laughing

 Ah...... 
 Well, I been working up a fever trying to 
 straighten up the mess in my mind about this place 
 I can't contain myself anymore 
 Can't you see it's written all over my face 
 Why don't you get on your feet 
 It's about time you got to think 
 what ever happened to peace 
 Well open your eyes and you'll see children laughing, 
 voices singin' ,hearts a-beatin' ah..... 

 Your always talkin' right and talkin about 
 the world and it's corruption and moral decay 
 But what you gonna do about it , nothing , 
 'cause you're more like children then children while they play 
 Why you're so clean through and through you won't shake hands 
 with a Negro who's maybe cleaner then you 
 Well listen around and you'll hear children laughin' , 
 voices singin' , hearts a-beatin' like they always do 
 So what's wrong with you , ah... 

 You're so blown up with anger about the world 
 You write the songs about 
 Yet you don't even know your neighbors name 
 Now you want to go the the moon and live there 
 when you know it'll only end up the same 
 How can he give you any gratitude, 
 with your endless sickenin' attitude 
 You strive to get ahead 
 but you leave each other dead 
 Can't you see , children laughin' , 
 voices singin' , hearts beatin' like they always do 
 So what's wrong with you , ah... 

 Children laughin' , voices singin' hearts beatin' 
 Children laughin' , voices singin 
 
 ©1965 Barry Gibb
danke an Christian Piko.