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14. Why

by Kirk Franklin


Verse 1
I pledge allegiance to the [tell me what we goní do]
I used to know you but [you donít call like you used to]
If you still love me can I
[give me a chance just to say how I feel, it may hurt you but what Iím seeing is real]

Weíre killing babies and [I love to see chil dren play]
Iíve got depression [thereís a new pill I saw today]

How hypocritical to
[nothing is wrong take a picture and just smile moneyís coming after while]

Chorus 1
Why Oh Why [2x] we keep believing lies, did Laci have to die
Why Oh Why, Lord tell me when our change is goní come

Verse 2
There are no fathers and [the systemís holding me down]
Sisters are dying of AIDS [I know my man donít sleep around]
Donít be stupid listen [we all goní die. And since you only live once, you do you, you go head, live your life]
Weíre building churches but [my pastor is on TV]
But are we building people [I filed for divorce last week]
Weíre wasting money tell me [why should I save? Let me have my worldly things; God said Heíll supply my needs]Ö[that ainít what he means]

Chorus 2
Why Oh Why [2x] canít our soldiers come back home
It seems like innocence is gone
Are people still losing their jobs
Weíre spending money building bombs

Free, I just wanna be free

Verse 3
Wake up no more sleeping [seems like my life ainít goní change]
Letís stop making excuses [I pray but things still stay the same]
See Jesus said that He will [please take this pain, I canít make it on my own, ainít no sunshine when Youíre gone]

[2nd Why]
Why oh Why [4x] Donít we give you a chance
Put our life in Your hands
Are we afraid to say Your name
Is it because we want the fame
Did my homeboy have to take his life
That homeless manís outside tonight
When trouble comes we wanna pray
Our country pushes You away

(K. Franklin/S. Greene/H. Redd/N. Watts/D. Williams) © 2005 Zomba Songs/Kerrion Publishing (adm. by Zomba Songs)/Lilly Mack Music (BMI)/ Embassy Music Corporation o/b/o Kee Drick Music (BMI)/Music Sales Corporation o/b/o Black Eye Music (ASCAP) Contains a portion of the composition "Free," written by Susaye Green, Henry Redd, Nathan Watts and June Deniece Williams, published by Embassy Music Corporation o/b/o Kee Drick Music (BMI)/ Music Sales Corporation o/b/o Black Eye Music (ASCAP).




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