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a folk/Americana song about world hunger
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Country - Americana
Previous peak charts position #55
Previous peak charts position in subgenre #5
Diane Hurst
2011
November 03, 2011
MP3 3.1 MB
128 kbps bitrate
3:21 minutes
Story behind the song
Have been reading the book, "When Helping Hurts," about hunger and ways to help. Haven't finished the book yet (and I don't have very many answers yet, either . . .) but this song is a result.
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THIS IS A QUESTION Intro: I WONDER WHAT IT’S LIKE TO LIVE FAR ACROSS THE SEA TO BE HUNGRY, COLD AND FRIGHTENED, TO WISH I COULD BE FREE Chorus: THIS IS A QUESTION I’VE GOT TO ASK WE NEED AN ANSWER THAT’LL HELP US KNOW OUR TASK Verse 1: I’VE GROWN UP IN AMERICA, IN WEALTH AND FOOLISH WASTE I’VE NEVER KNOWN WHAT HUNGER IS, I’VE NEVER FELT ITS PAIN THEY SAID, “EAT YOUR BROCCOLI; THEY’RE STARVING IN MYANMAR,” I REALLY OUGHT TO BE GLAD FOR ALL THE THINGS WE HAVE HERE I DON’T SEE HOW IF I EAT ALL MY PEAS, THAT’S GOING TO HELP SOMEBODY FAR ACROSS THE SEA To Chorus Verse 2: THEY’RE HUNGRY ‘CAUSE OF FAMINE FROM DROUGHT AND PESTS AND WAR THEY’RE HUNGRY ‘CAUSE THEY’RE RUNNING TO THE COUNTRY NEXT DOOR I DON’T KNOW WHAT WE CAN DO HERE IN THE WEST; WILL GIVING FOOD SOLVE THEIR GOVERNMENT UNREST? To Chorus Verse 3: “AM I MY BROTHER’S KEEPER?” AND “WHO IS MY NEIGHBOR?” THOSE ARE THE QUESTIONS WE READ IN THE BIBLE Modified Chorus: THEY ARE QUESTIONS I’VE GOT TO ASK WE NEED SOME ANSWERS THAT’LL HELP US KNOW OUR TASK Ending: I WONDER WHAT IT’S LIKE TO LIVE FAR ACROSS THE SEA TO BE HUNGRY, COLD AND FRIGHTENED, TO WISH I COULD BE FREE DIANE HURST © 2011
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