Weeping

Words and Music by : Dan Heymann
Arranged and adapted by:
Publisher:  

Recorded by
Anthony Mills MP3-2003,

Soweto Gospel Choir - solo: Vincent Jiyane Shanachie 66038


Lyrics:

I knew a man who lived in fear
It was huge, it was angry, it was drawing near
Behind his house, a secret place
Was the shadow of the demon he could never face
He built a wall of steel and flame
And men with guns, to keep it tame
Then standing back, he made it plain
That the nightmare would never ever rise again
But the fear and the fire and the guns remain

It doesnít matter now
Itís over anyhow
He tells the world that itís sleeping
But as the night came round
I heard its lonely sound
It wasnít roaring, it was weeping

And then one day the neighbors came
They were curious to know about the smoke and flame
They stood around outside the wall
But of course there was nothing to be heard at all
"My friends," he said, "Weíve reached our goal
The threat is under firm control
As long as peace and order reign
Iíll be damned if I can see a reason to explain
Why the fear and the fire and the guns remain"

It doesnít matter now
Itís over anyhow
He tells the world that itís sleeping
But as the night came round
I heard its lonely sound
It wasnít roaring, it was weeping