In my dream, children sing
a song of love for every boy and girl
the sky is blue and fields are green
and laughter is the language of the world
then I wake and all I see
is a world full of people in need

chorus:
tell me why(why) does it have to be like this?
Tell me why (why) is there something I have missed?
Tell me why (why) cos I don't understand
when so many need somebody
we don't give a helping hand
tell me why?

Everyday I ask myself
what will I have to do to be a man?
Do I have to stand and fight
to prove to everybody who I am?
Is that what my life is for
to waste in a world full of war?

Chorus:

(children) tell me why? (Declan) tell me why?
(Children) tell me why? (Declan) tell me why?
(Together) just tell me why, why, why?

chorus:

chorus chant:
tell me why (why, why, does the tiger run)
tell me why(why why do we shoot the gun)
tell me why (why, why do we never learn)
can someone tell us why we let the forest burn?
( why, why do we say we care)
tell me why (why, why do we stand and stare)
tell me why(why ,why do the dolphins cry)
can some one tell us why we let the ocean die?
( why, why if we're all the same)
tell me why(why, why do we pass the blame)
tell me why (why, why does it never end)
can some one tell us why we cannot just be friends?
why, why




Lyrics submitted by MaenChild

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    General CommentSuch a sad song, and his voice is amazing, not only with this song, but with every one he sings. I'm just disappointed that I never heard of him until I came across the video of this song on youtube.
    AquilaCaton December 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is truly a song filled with love, touching lyrics, amazing vocal. i hope it go all the way to every place in this world, spread the love, spread the peace.
    hangcaion March 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is someone realising that there isnt enough love in the world and he doesnt understand why and wants the world to be full of love and less of hate.
    SpikedYumon January 16, 2011   Link

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