"Wherefore And Why" as written by and Gordon Lightfoot....
When I woke this mornin',
Something inside of me told me
This would be my day
I heard the morning train,
I felt the wind change,
Too many times I'm on my way

Come on sunshine, what can you show me
Where can you take me to make me understand
The wind can shake me, brothers forsake me
The rain can touch me, but can I touch the rain

And then I saw the sunrise above the cotton sky like a candycane delight
I saw the milkman, I saw the business man, I saw the only road in sight
Then I got to thinkin' what makes you want to go, to know the wherefore
and the why
So many times now, oh Lord I can't remember if it's September or July

Then all at once it came to me, I saw the wherefore, and you can see it if you try
It's in the sun above, it's in the one you love, you'll never know the reason why

Come on sunshine, what can you show me
Where can you take me to make me understand
The wind can shake me, brothers forsake me
The rain can touch me, but can I touch the rain
So much to lose, so much to gain


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"Wherefore and Why" as written by Gordon Lightfoot

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    General CommentSuch an uplifting song.
    irongnomeon April 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentFAVORITE SONG IN THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!
    Anyways, it's so much more than "uplifting"..! ^
    The imagery is absolutly stunning to me. The
    advice/relevation beautiful. And the music so comforting,
    yet playful. This song is about reminising on life
    and finding beauty in everything aroud you. That's
    code for seeing GOD in everything.I love Gordon
    I (foolishly) hope that he never dies, I don't
    know what I'd do.....:C


    I think everyone can relate to that 1st line. You
    know that feeling you get in your stomach first
    thing in the morning (or mid afternoon ;) when
    it's your birthday? That excited knot where you
    wanna do a little "happy dance"? That's how I see
    that first line..
    Udahoon August 14, 2009   Link

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