Janis Ian - What About The Love Lyrics



I went to see my sister - she was staying with a friend
Who had turned into a preacher to save the world from sin
He said - first deny your body. Then learn to submit
Better pray to be made worthy, and tithe your ten percent
I said - is this all there is? Just the letter of the law?
Something's wrong...

I went to see my brother on the thirty-second floor
Of a building down on Wall Street - you could hear the futures roar
He said - here we make decisions, and we trade commodities
If you'll tell me where there's famine, I can make you guarantees
I said - is this all there is? Power to the strong?
Something's wrong...

Something's wrong in heaven tonight
You can almost hear them cry
Angels to the left and the right
Saying - what about the love?
What about the love?
What about the love?

I went to see my neighbor. He'd been taken to a home
For the weak and the discarded who have no place to go
He said - here I lack for nothing. I am fed and I am clothed
But at times I miss the freedom I used to know
I said - is this all there is, when your usefulness is gone?
Something's wrong...

Something's wrong in heaven tonight
You can almost hear them cry
Angels to the left and the right
Saying - what about the love?
What about the love?
What about the love?

I looked into the mirror - proud as I could be
And I saw my pointing finger pointing back at me
Saying - who named you accuser? Who gave you the scales?
I hung my head in sorrow. I could almost feel the nails
I said - this is how it is, to be crucified and judged without love

Something's wrong in heaven tonight
You can almost hear them cry
Angels to the left and the right
Saying - what about the love?
What about the love?
What about the love of God?




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