seven tumbling oceans surround the ground that I dance upon
black and white and the rainbow, five colors in my eyes
seven tumbling oceans surround the ground that I dance upon
black and white and the rainbow, five colors in my eyes
people, people
what are we doing here
oh, people
what have we done with things
people, people
what are we doing here
oh, people
what have we done with things
when we fight over the oceans?
when we fight over the skies, and why?
when we fight over our borders?
then we, our brothers and sisters deny
tell me why is it so cold in here
seven tumbling oceans surround the ground that I dance upon
black and white and the rainbow, five colors in my eyes
when we stand in the mother's arms, no feeling of emptiness
when we stand in the mother's hands, we can see that
when we fight over the oceans
when we fight over the skies, and why
when we fight over our borders
then we, our brothers and sisters deny
tell me why do we do it
why do we do it? oh, . . .


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    General Commentwell let's keep it simple, hes complaining about why society is stupid and we fight wars over something that we allready take advantage of
    zinkyon August 25, 2002   Link
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    General Comment^^ i agree with zinky.
    This song is wonderful if you have the right version of it. Very melodic and smooth song. One of dave's best in my opinion, it's a shame, it seams to be overlooked far too often. rock on dave.
    BensonRosson May 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWhere can I find this song?
    chasingmoon888on December 30, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwonderful song from the early days co-written by Peter Greisar (the original 6th member who quit in march, 1993)

    It was only played a few times. The best version and most widely circulated is 1/26/93.
    whatwouldyousayon October 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentNo one knows why Peter Greisar left the band but this song has not been played since and it most likely will never be played again considering what a big part he had in it.
    shumster1on May 20, 2009   Link

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