Wonderful Remark (Van Morrison)

How can you stand the silence That pervades when we all cry? How can you watch the violence That erupts before your eyes? How can you tell us something Just to keep us hangin' on? Something that just don't mean nothing When we see it you are gone Clinging to some other rainbow While we're standing, waiting in the cold Telling us the same old story Knowing time is growing old. That was a wonderful remark I had my eyes closed in the dark I sighed a million sighs I told a million lies, to myself, to myself How can we listen to you When we know your talk is cheap? How can we ever question Why we give more and you keep? How can your empty laughter Fill a room like ours with joy When you're only playing with us Like a child does with a toy? How can we ever feel the freedom Or the flame lit by the spark How can we ever come out even When reality is stark? That was a wonderful remark I had my eyes closed in the dark, yeah I sighed a million sighs I told a million lies, to myself, to myself Baby to myse - e - e - elf