Why?
Tracy Chapman Lyrics


Why do the babies starve
When there's enough food to feed the world
Why when there are so many of us
Are there people still alone

Why are the missiles called peace keepers
When they're aimed to kill
Why is a woman still not safe
When she's in her home
Love is hate
War is peace
No is yes
And we're all free

But somebody's gonna have to answer
The time is coming soon
Amidst all these questions and contradictions
There are some who seek the truth

But somebody's gonna have to answer
The time is coming soon
When the blind remove their blinders
And the speechless speak the truth

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Written by: TRACY L CHAPMAN

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RastaBoy Rastafari

Why?

Because we would rather keep on to cherish our possessiveness.
It would be better to love our enemy similar as our family.
It is not the human we hate, it is the behaviour we hate.
It is all because of our conditional life.
To become Unconditional, we need to view the whole picture, suddenly.
What does Love have to do with hate?
To become Unconditional, we have to die from the past and future every day and night.
The benevolent ones will ARISE and SHINE on tyranny.



Sandra Ring

“Usually adult males who are unable to make emotional connections with the women 
they choose to be intimate with are frozen in time, 
unable to allow themselves to love for fear that the loved one will abandon them. 
If the first woman they passionately loved, the mother, was not true to her bond of love, 
then how can they trust that their partner will be true to love. 


Often in their adult relationships these men act out again and again to test their partner's love. 
While the rejected adolescent boy imagines that he can no longer receive his mother's love 
because he is not worthy, as a grown man he may act out in ways that are unworthy 
and yet demand of the woman in his life that she offer him unconditional love. 


This testing does not heal the wound of the past, it merely reenacts it, 
for ultimately the woman will become weary of being tested and end the relationship, 
thus reenacting the abandonment. 
This drama confirms for many men that they cannot put their trust in love. 
They decide that it is better to put their faith in being powerful, in being dominant.” 


Bell Hooks



Sandra Ring

“Dominator culture teaches all of us that the core of our identity is defined by the will to dominate and control others.
We are taught that this will to dominate is more biologically hardwired in males than in females.
In actuality, dominator culture teaches us that we are all natural-born killers
but that males are more able to realize the predator role.
In the dominator model the pursuit of external power,
the ability to manipulate and control others, is what matters most.
When culture is based on a dominator model,
not only will it be violent
but it will frame all relationships as power struggles.”
Bell Hooks



All comments from YouTube:

Eimear Downey

I love how clear her one messages is portrayed in so many different scenarios... Be good and honest to everyone

J P

I remember the 1988 release ... This was a gripping album in the UK This song is STILL TRUE TO THIS MINUTE! ... #votebiden2020 to all Americans - The UK is thinking of you x

Kiki23 H

Beautifully said. My mom has passed away now but we’d listen to this album and we both had chills. For my mom that was a big deal. ...

Adriana Avila

“Love is hate. War is peace. No is yes. We’re all free.” So many contradictions. The time is here Tracy. Love you so much! 💕 ♥️. Thank you so much for your beautiful work.

ThOAAngel

It sure it

Matthew Schrier

Great song, could have been longer.

WildLife in the Netherlands

she is one of the best female singer in the world , i love her music

Sincere Song

The words are on point and Painfully still so relevant today

Karen Yeoman

This is THEE ABSOLUTE one song in my 56 years of life that PROFOUNDLY effected me. Truth is truth. Use your heart and ask what you have learned?

dcbsmt

So sad how relevant this still is ... starvation, women not safe in their homes, war ...

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