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Same Old Questions

(Pernille R. Quigg PRS/MCPS/Arr. Quigg & McCalman)

'This song does not concern any conflict in particular but is more a reflection upon the sometimes seemingly small things, such as someone throwing a stone through a window, which can ignite a major conflict. It seems that again and again in our history we see countries and communities suddenly torn apart by underlying differences such as race or religion. This song is hoping that we may learn to reach out with open hands and minds.'

Who threw the stone that broke the glass
That splintered and cut my feet?
Who sent it swirling through the air?
Who broke the peace and brought back despair?
We're always asking the same old questions.

Who threw the stone that broke the glass,
When my children lay fast asleep?
Who, with just one flick of the wrist,
Have stolen their dreams when nightmares persist?
We're always asking the same old questions.

Who threw the stone that broke the glass,
Of my window to a world outside?
Who wants the barricades and bricks?
Who calls the shots and who turns the tricks?
We're always asking the same old questions.

Who threw the stone that broke the glass,
That sheltered us from the cold?
Who failed to see their mirrored face?
And who have lost both mercy and grace?
We're always asking the same old questions.

Now, who might drop that stone to find
Their open hand reaching for mine?


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