There is a reason
And I don't know what it is
A bloody season
Well, I've heard that these things happen
Worldwide
Worldwide

Don't think I'll ever understand it
Don't think it matters if I do
Three billion people in the world
And I only know a few
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Worldwide

It’s worldwide
Worldwide

Tears on the driver's side
His head is in his hands
Voice of an angel silenced
At the whim of a mere man
It's worldwide
Worldwide

But we all love that desert thunder
We put some stickers on our bumper
Three billion nothings in the world
Why should anybody bother?
Worldwide
Worldwide

What about Headman Shabalala?
Does anybody care about justice?
Three billion people in the world
And his spirit weeps for all of us
Worldwide
Worldwide
Worldwide


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    General CommentThat last verse, Gene clearly sings "and THE spirit weeps for all of us" not "his spirit weeps for all of us," which moves the meaning away from the idea of recently murdered Headman Shabalala's spirit crying for all people and places it on what is likely a "capital-S Spirit." One could possibly take this as the collective Human Spirit, but I have a strong feeling it's a reference to the Holy Spirit, who weeps for the bloodshed, injustice, and suffering borne and carried out by humanity.
    Nelliefoxxon May 11, 2013   Link

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