Weeping
Josh Groban Lyrics


I knew a man who lived in fear
It was huge, it was angry
It was drawing near
Behind his house a secret place
Was the shadow of the demon
He could never face

He built a wall of steel and flame
And men with guns to keep it tame
Then standing back he made it plain
That the nightmare would never ever rise again
But the fear and the fire and the guns remain

It doesn't matter now it's over anyhow
He tells the world that it's sleeping
But as the night came round I heard
It slowly sound
It wasn't roaring, it was weeping
It wasn't roaring, it was weeping

And then one day the neighbors came
They were curious to know about the smoke and flame
They stood around outside the wall
But of course there was nothing to be heard at all
"My friends," he said, "We've reached our goal
The threat is under firm control
As long as peace and order reign
I'll be damned if I can see a reason to explain
Why the fear and the fire and the guns remain"

It doesn't matter now it's over anyhow
He tells the world that it's sleeping
But as the night came round I heard
It slowly sound
It wasn't roaring, it was weeping
It wasn't roaring, it was weeping

Say ah, say ah, say ah
Say ah, say ah, say ah

It doesn't matter now it's over anyhow
It doesn't matter now it's over anyhow

It doesn't matter now it's over anyhow
He tells the world that it's sleeping
But as the night came round I heard
It slowly sound
It wasn't roaring, it was weeping
It wasn't roaring, it was weeping

Say ah, say ah, say ah
Say ah, say ah, say ah

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: DANIEL HEYMANN, THOMAS FOX, IAN COHEN, PETER COHEN

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Comments from YouTube:

Isabelle Luker

Wow - I got shivers down my spine when the choir came in with Nkosi Sikelel'i Afrika. This entire rendition was beautiful and heartfelt. Great song.

marie roth

@Booz Spot on and it got to the hit parade along with other songs that escaped the censors and changed the politics of the country.

Booz

Dan Heymann, Ian Cohen, Peter Cohen recorded the song in 1985. What many however do not know is that the original song incorporating strands of "Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika" when at the time public performance of our now beautiful national anthem could lead to summary arrest.

The racist government was to st-pid to realize that the it was in the song. Heymann & the Cohen’ we’re absolutely brilliant

Alexander Schestag

African choirs are the best. Do you know the Ndlovu Youth Choir?

Jeremiah Moore

I was at this concert and let me tell you it was so amazing. The feeling you get all over from the songs in this Awake album is unbelievable.

Jeremiah Moore

@Bode Mayson no im sorry but I hope you figured it out

Eileen Spiegel

Jeremiah.

Eileen Spiegel

How fortunate.

Clayton Michael

@Bode Mayson instablaster ;)

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Krisztina Csiki

This song (among others) will bring relief to the mourning in the weeks and months to come. As powerful and uplifting as ever.

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