WM (March 5,1962 / Kinston, Jamaica, West Indies)

Some Can't Hear The Words

Written by: Wilfred Mellers, Wednesday, September 05,2001

There's another child that's lost their way
Living their life just for today
There's another youth that lives on the street
They have no shoes upon their feet
They've lost their youth and now they're old
Who will give them shelter from the cold?
The world is dying there's no love
Waiting for intervention from above

Some can't hear the words just the song
Some can't remember where they belong
Some are just blinded by the light
Some have vision but lacking sight
Head over heels they are falling
They can't even hear that God is calling
Blinded by despair for no one cares
Just hold out your hands and he'll be there

There's another girl that has no home
Her stepfather won't leave her alone
Now she's decided to run away
Had to turn to prostitution to make her pay
She sold her soul, her mind, her body
She's living a lifestyle not too healthy
She's got no hope for tomorrow
She's living a life of pure sorrow

There's another boy that got locked up
So he decides he's had enough
Can't find any work, no job, no pay
He turns to drugs to make it through the day
He said leave me alone I'm doing no harm
But look at the tracks upon his arms
Robbing and looting at the point of a knife
Last night someone finally took his life

Some can't hear the words just the song
Some can't remember where they belong
Some are just blinded by the light
Some have vision but lacking sight
Head over heels they are falling
They can't even hear that God is calling
Blinded by despair for no one cares
Just hold out your hands and he'll be there

by Wilfred Mellers

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