"Questions of My Childhood" as written by Steve Walsh and Kerry A Livgren....
When the sun is in the mid sky, he wears a golden crown
And he soaks the world with sunshine as he makes another round
It's been a faster year than yesterday, all things that I had planned
And when I think I might be gaining I'm in the sunshine once again

Well I walk the road of life among the strong, among the weak
And I ask them for the shortcut to the answers that I seek
But it seems nobody understands what is and what will be
Oh, the questions of my childhood weave a web of mystery

Can you get me through these changes?
Well I sure don't know about life
But one thng for sure all I need is you babe
We got to get the golden key to unlock the door

I don't need to face a world of disillusion
I've come to one conclusion that I know you know is true
In the game of silent searching the cost of love is rising
And I'm just now realizing I'd be better off with you

It's a game that I've been living, now I need to know what's real
Can you help me find the answers, can you tell the way I feel?
Will you stay with me forever, just stay with me tonight
And we can talk about tomorrow if it all works out alright

Can you get me through these changes?
Well I sure don't know about life
But one thng for sure all I need is you babe
We got to get the golden key to unlock the door

Lyrics submitted by Idan, edited by Octavarium64

"Questions of My Childhood" as written by Kerry A Livgren Kerry Livgren

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    General CommentLeftoverture in my opinion is the best album of Kansas's. This is one great Kansas song.
    Pink_Floyd_fanon April 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree.

    Pound for pound this album is great from start to finish. Not a bad song in the bunch
    JudahDGon March 11, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningIt's about the foolhardy but invigorating passion of youth.
    Shrikesneston April 28, 2010   Link
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    General CommentTo me, Questions of My Childhood is exactly that. This song is sung from the perspective of a just maturing adult, just away from "mom and dad" and making his way in this world.

    'He' realizes that all his childhood questions weren't really answered. The answers he got were all half lies intended to shelter him from the harsh realities.

    Now he's grown up, and he is realizing, not only the harsh true answers to all his childhood questions, but exactly why he wasn't told the truth from the beginning.

    Verse 1 - see Pink Floyd's "Time" song. The singer is realizing the nature of time.
    Verse 2 - The singer is realizing he doesn't know everything, which is the beginning of true wisdom.
    Chorus - The singer realizes that the "road of life" is easier when you walk it with a lover, spouse, and/or companion.
    Last Verses - The singer is talking to a potential lover/companion, and trying to convince the person to join 'him' and they can grow wise together.
    That's what I get out of it. IMHO
    Hermitageon December 21, 2010   Link

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