Songs About Everything

Written and Sung by John Primm

 

To Really Question Why

 

A generational tale that asks that age old question.

 

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Through endless space we spin upon this Earth

A wonderin' if there any worth to our lives

We're born and then we die.

But I say life's too short to really question why.

 

A little boy receives a small toy gun

And asks his Dad, "Hey Pop do you have one?"

"Yes Son, I did, and lot of soldiers died.

Yes Son, I did, and a lot of small boys cried."

 

"The world has twice experienced a war.

They were bigger than anything before,

But I'm sure there will never be again.

It's just a toy.  Son, pretend."

 

Through endless space we spin upon this Earth

A wonderin' if there any worth to our lives

We're born and then we die.

But I say life's too short to really question why.

 

The boy grew up and he did well at school.

He studied algebra and learned the golden rule.

He went to college and studied history,

And it was there he met his pretty bride to be.

 

Soon they were married in the following June.

His wife bore him a baby boy one afternoon.

And then as fate would have it from the very start

He had to leave his wife, a son and two lonely hearts.

 

(instrumental of one verse)

 

A little boy receives a small toy gun

And asks his Mom, "Where did this toy come from?"

"It was your Dads a long long time ago.

It was your Dads, oh God I loved him so."

 

"This gun is yours now, it's not your Dads anymore.

He's got a real one they use in what's called war.

And forgive me son if I start to cry.

For it was by a gun, that your Daddy died."

 

Through endless space we spin upon this Earth

A wonderin' if there any worth to our lives

We're born and then we die.

I wonder if life's too short to really question why.