Do you ever get that feeling When the guilt begins to hurt? Seeing all the children Wallowing in dirt Crying out with hunger Crying out in pain At least the dirt will wash off When it starts to rain
Soap won't wash away your shame
Do you ever get the feeling That something isn't right? Seeing your brother's fist Clenched ready for the fight Soon the fighting turns to weapons And the weapons turn to wounds So the doctor's stitch and stitch and stitch And stitch and stitch and stitch and stitch
Surgery won't improve your pain
It all seems so stupid It makes me want to give up But why should I give up When it all seems so stupid?
Do you ever get the feeling That something can't be done? To eradicate these problems And make the people one Do you ever get that feeling Something like a nagging itch? And all the while the doctors stitch And stitch and stitch and stitch and stitch
Hope alone won't remove the stains (for shame)
It all seems so stupid It makes me want to five up But why should I give up When it all seems so stupid?