how many times?

how many times how many cries how many lives?
are we lost are we led are we fed lies?

there are stars in the sky tonight silhouetting the world
dancing with the makers of war evil and cold

how far for purity?
how many childrens souls?
when we need diversity
and notfor culture alone
not one culture alone

there are strangers playing with our heads
thieving till our thoughts are not our own
till we’re afraid of our own shadow
how far must terror go?
how far must our terror go?

i don’t want to lose you i don’t want to lose you

when progress and economics
take precedence over human rights
and the well being of the universe is on the auction block
the prayer wheel takes flight
the prayer wheel must take flight

how many times how many cries how many lives?
are we lost are we led are we fed lies?

© sylvi & see through publishing fall 1993 (socan)

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