Tell Me A Story (1927)

In the cruel of dawn So young and battleworn No time for games They're making their way In the urban sprawl They're not looking for love Just a little understanding That's all there can be Tell me a story Take me to another land This world we were born in Is one I'll never understand In the counting house The kings are counting out The rich take it all Giving alms to the poor For some third world war They're not counting on love They just count their money Like no-one goes hungry Tell me a story Take me to another land This world we were born in Is one I'll never understand So won't you tell me a secret Take me to a better place Where white flags are flying There 'll be an anthem for the human race One world in our time One hope for our kind One law for good reason One word we all believe in In the dead of night Too many people cry Hand over hand , they are making a stand For what they know is right They're not looking for love They just want their freedom And you just can't stand by Closing your eyes When all of your futures are lying there bleeding Tell me a story Take me to another land This world we were born in Is one I'll never understand What about love? What about reason? What about freedom?