Wherefore and Why

(Lightfoot)


When I awoke this mornin'
Something inside of me
Told me that this must be my day
I saw the mornin' train
I felt the wind change
Too many times, I'm on my way

Come on, sunshine
What can you show me?
Where can you take me
To make me understand?
The wind can shake me
Brothers forsake me
The rain can touch me
But can I touch the rain?

Then I saw the sunrise
Above a cotton sky
Just like a candy cane delight
I saw the milkman
I saw the businessman
I saw the only road in sight

Then I got to thinkin'
What makes you wanna go
To find the wherefore and the why?
So many times now
Oh Lord, I can't remember
If it's September or July

Oh, come on sunshine
What can you show me?
Where can you take me
To make me understand?
The wind can shake me
Brothers forsake me
The rain can touch me
But can I touch the rain?

All at once, it came to me
I saw the wherefore
And you can see it if you try
It's in the sun above
It's in the one you love
You'll never know the reason why

Come on, sunshine
What can you show me?
Where can you take me
To make me understand?
The wind can shake me
Brothers forsake me
The rain can touch me
But can I touch the rain?

So much to lose
So much to gain


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