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Who Will Answer? ~ my vote for the greatest song of the 20th Century! Version 2

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Uploaded on Nov 15, 2009

This very inspiring song was sung by Ed Ames, circa 1968.
The lyrics and music are by Davis/Aute.
Few songs ever captured the GREAT QUESTIONS and challenges of the 20th and 21st Centuries like this great & powerful song.
Truly haunting lyrics and questions we should all seek answers to...
Enjoy, ... and please share with friends.

Lyrics:
Who Will Answer?
Written by Davis / Aute
(Chanted, with increasing melody)

From the canyons of the mind,
We wander on and stumble blindly
Through the often-tangled maze
Of starless nights and sunless days,
While casting for some kind of clue
Or road to lead us to the truth ,
But who will answer?

Side by side two people stand,
Together vowing, hand-in-hand
That love's imbedded in their hearts,
But soon an empty feeling starts
To overwhelm their hollow lives,
And when we seek the hows and whys,
Who will answer?

High upon a lonely ledge,
a figure teeters near the edge,
And jeering crowds collect below
To egg him on with,
"Go, man, go!"
But who will ask what led him
To his private day of doom,
And who will answer?

On a strange and distant hill,
A young man's lying very still.
His arms will never hold his child,
Because a bullet running wild Has cut him down. And now we cry,
"Dear God, Oh, why, oh, why?!"
And who will answer?

If the soul is darkened by a fear it cannot name,
If the mind is baffled when the rules don't fit the game,
Who will answer? Who will answer?
Who will answer?

In the rooms of dark and shades,
The scent of sandalwood pervades.
The colored thoughts in muddled heads
Reclining in rumpled beds Of unmade dreams that can't come true,
And when we ask what we should do, . . .
Who? Who will answer?'

Neath the spreading mushroom tree,
The world revolves in apathy
As overhead, a row of specks Roars on,
drowned out by discotheques,
And if a secret button's pressed
Because one man has been outguessed,
Who will answer?

Is our hope in walnut shells Worn 'round the neck with temple bells, Or deep within some cloistered walls Where hooded figures pray in halls?
Or crumbled books on dusty shelves,
Or in our stars, ... or in ourselves,
Who will answer?!

If the soul is darkened By a fear it cannot name,
If the mind is baffled When the rules don't fit the game,
Who will answer? Who will answer?
Who will answer?
Alleluyah! Alleluyah! Alleluyah!

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