I know that there's a reason why I need to be alone
I need to find a silent place that I can call my own
Is it mine, Lord is it mine?
When everything's dark and nothing seems right,
There's nothing to win and there's no need to fight
I never cease to wonder at the cruelty of this land
But it seems a time of sadness is a time to understand
Is it mine, Lord is it mine?
When everything's dark and nothing seems right,
You don't have to win and there's no need to fight
If only I could find a way
To feel your sweetness through the day
The love that shines around me could be mine.
So give us an answer, won't you,
We know what we have to do,
There must be a thousand voices trying to get through.



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"Lord Is It Mine" as written by Richard Davies, Roger Hodgson

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    General Comment:This is probably there best song but no comments????Wow. This in my opinion is a song about the last step before giving up. The last gasp. He is to the point of religon but not sure. "There must be a thousand voices trying to get through" are people praying but getting no answers. He wants control but but there must be a higher calling running the show. Davies soft piano really gives this song its greatness.
    funexperton July 20, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:An excellent substitute for a prayer before one goes to bed.
    nothingbettertodoon October 11, 2009   Link
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    My Interpretation:I've always felt that this song was related to some disasterous event. Maybe a lot of people died? He is wondering if it is alright to want to be alone to try to understand what has just happened. He knows that God can comfort everyone that is praying with an answer as to why it happened. I think he expresses a lot of deep feelings that people have about the suffering on this planet. A beautiful song that touches hearts. By the way, there is an answer. I hope Davies and the boys have found it...
    triumphrideron November 16, 2009   Link
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    General Comment:I feel hodgerson was very spiritual and Davies an atheist. Maybe a clash of heads too. I'm with Davies though.
    Truemindon November 05, 2010   Link
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    General Comment:The song is about the daily struggles in life. The things we see and the things we deal with sometimes put a lotta strain on all of us. Deep down most people just want the simple things and find what they cherish in life and sometimes they ask the question "Oh Lord Is It Mine ?"
    jethroaqualungon July 31, 2011   Link
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    Song Meaning:No doubt the song has a clear Christian favour to it, as well as 'Even in the Quietest Moments' and a few others. Hodgson is very explicit in his praying attitude, and along with atheist Rick Davies they create the artistic and thematic tension that makes Supertramp so interesting and put it to an end too.


    The plain way he speaks to the Lord and the peace and calm that comes from the music speak of a spiritual reach that sums up a long search. But it's not peasant or pretentious, just open hearted and honest. And it works.
    Orabidooon September 10, 2011   Link
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    General Comment:Lots of lines missing in the lyrics above, but the son itself is truly amazing. Touching, subtle. We all have times in which we look to anything for help, and in this case he is asking god. The song is easier to understand when you've had a situation that has left you asking god, "Why?"
    CosmicRationalon July 05, 2013   Link
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    General Comment:Unfortunately no, while it might seem Christian it cannot be. Hodgson began turning in a noticeably Hindu direction while working on the album before the one this was released on.
    rambo919on December 29, 2011   Link
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    General Comment:i think they sold there soul for the success of this album and He's saying a prayer to satan.. hence :we know what we have to do"
    triumph1012on June 18, 2010   Link

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