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Old August 19th, 2013, 05:54
Aquarius Aquarius is offline
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What Is Truth?
The old man turned off the radio
And said: ‘Where did all the old songs go?
Kids sure play funny music these days.
They play it in the strangest ways.
It looks to me like they’ve all gone wild.
It was peaceful back when I was a child.’
Well man, could it be that the girls and boys
Are trying to be heard above your noise?
And the lonely voice of youth cries:
‘What is truth?’

A little boy of three sittin’ on the floor
Looks up and says: ‘Daddy, what is war?’
‘Son, that’s when people fight and die.’
The little boy of three says: ‘Daddy, why?’
A young man of seventeen in Sunday school,
Being taught the golden rule.
And by the time another year has gone around
It may be his turn to lay his life down.
Can you blame the voice of youth for asking:
‘What is truth?’

A young man sittin’ on the witness stand
The man with the book says: ‘Raise your hand,’
‘Repeat after me: I solemnly swear.’
The man looked down at his long hair
And although the young man solemnly swore,
Nobody seemed to hear anymore.
And it didn’t really matter if the truth was there,
It was the cut of his clothes and the length of his hair.
And the lonely voice of youth cries:
‘What is truth?’

The young girl dancing to the latest beat
Has found new ways to move her feet.
The young man speaking in the city square
Is trying to tell somebody that he cares.
Yeah, the ones that you’re calling wild
Are going to be the leaders in a little while.
This old world’s wakin’ to a new born day
And I solemnly swear that it’ll be their way.
So you better help the voice of youth to find
What is truth?

Johnny Cash
Our world is bound in darkness, until we shine the light;
You, with your own vision – and I, with my insight.

Author of ‘The Random Jottings of a Stargazer’
And the Astro Files
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