"Family Of Man" as written by Jack S. Conrad and Paul H. Williams....
This tired city was somebody's dream
Billboard horizons as black as they seem
Four level highways across the land
We're building a home for the family of man

And it's so hard whatever we are coming to
Yes it's so hard with so little time
And so much to do
Time running out for the family of man

One man to lead us with so much to say
Moving the mountains that got in our way
Prayer books and meetings to find a plan
Deciding the fate of the family of man

Memories replacing the loves that we've lost
Burning our bridges as soon as they're crossed
Factories built where the rivers ran
And time running out for the family of man


Lyrics submitted by aniota

"The Family of Man" as written by Paul Williams Jack Conrad

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Family Of Man song meanings
Add your thoughts

3 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentThis tired city was somebody's dream
    Billboard horizons as black as they seem
    And four level highways across the land
    We're building a home for the family of man

    Prices are rising, the devil's to pay
    Moving the mountain that got in the way
    Prayer books and meetings, define the plan
    Deciding the fate of the family of man

    It's so hard whatever we are coming to
    Yes it's so hard with so little time
    And so much to do

    Memories replacing the love that we've lost
    Burning our bridges as soon as they're crossed
    Factories built where the rivers ran
    Time's running out for the family of man




    42 stepson February 11, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI always picture this song as The Collapse of Eden via Manifest Destiny.

    It's so hard whatever we are coming to
    Yes it's so hard with so little time
    And so much to do

    An almost religous fervor to conquer and develop (so much to do) has now created a world where we have to work so hard to save what's left of our natural environment.
    42 stepson February 11, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretation"One man to lead us with so much to say" is the Paul Williams original version. Three Dog Night is actually
    "Crisis arising, the devil to pay".
    MikeHuon June 10, 2015   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain