"Can You Hear Me?" as written by and Allen Toussaint....
Morning people take the news
A paper window on a world
They live on undisturbed
Thoughts may fly like lonely birds
And lost behind the silent words
Voices are unheard

Put it down to city life
Oh, if I understood
Passing by so easily
I'd reach you if I could

Can you hear me?
Can you hear me?

Fly like a song, fly while you're singing
A song without you is a bird without winging
Some city flights leave in the morning
Some city nights end without warning

Can you hear me call?

Evening people see the day
A silhouette on every face
A shadow on their eyes
Take my place within the crowd
We walk the dusty streets around
Encompassing our lives

Put it down to city times
Oh, if I understood
Passing by so casually
I'd reach you if I could

Can you hear me?
Can you hear me?

Fly like a song, fly while you're singing
A song without you is a bird without winging
Some city flights leave in the morning
Some city nights end without warning

Can you hear me call?
Can you hear me call?
Can you hear me call?

Calling to the sky
The thunder drowns my voice within the rain
And I know you're near me
And I call throughout the storm
I know that you don't hear me

I call your name
I call your name
I call your name

Can you hear me call your name?
Can you hear me call
Hear me call your name?

I call your name
I call your name
Can you hear me call your name?

Night time people find it hard
To hear themselves above the noise
The music holds its own
I recognized a place I'd known
I turned to find it carved in stone
A mirrored smile alone

Put it down to city nights
Oh, if I understood
Passing by so far from me
I'd reach you if I could

Can you hear me?
Can you hear me?

Fly like a song, fly while you're singing
A song without you is a bird without winging
Some city flights leave in the morning
Some city nights end without warning

Can you hear me call?
Can you hear me call?
Can you hear me call?




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"Can You Hear Me" as written by Allen Toussaint

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