Dave Matthews Band - "Mother, Father" lyrics

Mother, father
Please explain to me
Why a world so
Full of mystery
A place so bitter
And still so sweet
So beautiful and yet
So full of sad, sad

Mother, father
Please explain to me
Why forests march
To desert speed
While snowcapped
Mountains melt away
What do we tell our babies,
When do we say, oh

Mother, father
Please explain to me
How a man who
Rocks his child to sleep
Pulls the trigger on
His brother's heart
He digs a hole right to
The middle of
This storm of hatred

Mother, father
Please explain to me
How it could be so
This world has come to be
A precious balance in between
Such cruelty and
Such kindness please

Mother, father
Please explain to me
How this world
Has come to be
Unequalled in her blessings,
Oh, I see
Unbridled hatred so extreme
Please tell me

Mother, father
Please explain to me
How this world
Has come to be so
Twisted between
Time and dreams
Oh, mother, father
Please explain to me
Oh, what's all this talk about'
All this talk about it
Spinning down, down,
Down, down, down
All this talk about
Endless words without
Nothing's done

Mother, father
Do you know
Why one man's belly overflows
Another sleeps in hunger's bed
Oh, we trade our world
For a piece of bread

Oh Mother, father
Please explain to me
How this rare world's
Come to be
A place so full of colour
Yet overflowing
Always in black and white
Drowning in the waters of our

Mother, father
Please explain to me
How this world
Has come to be
While still blessed in
All the things we see
Such a sad, sad home
For you and me

Come out, and hold,
Come on out you
Come on out you
Come and save yourself

Come on out you
Come on
We're taking the water
We're taken the water
We're taken the water
But you know
We got the freedom
We got the freedom

There's no God above
And no Hell below
Oh, it's here with us
It's up to us
To keep afloat

How this sweet world
Has come to be
Oh to keep afloat

Mother, father
Please explain to me
How this rare world
Has come to be
Oh, let the blue planet
Let the blue planet

Mother, father
Please explain to me
Mother, father
Please explain