What is Truth

Intro:
|     E     |     A     |C#7  B7|     E     |
|     E     |     E     |


.        E
The old man turned off the radio,
A
Said, “Where did all of the old songs go?
F#
.     Kids sure play funny music these days,
B7
.     And they play it in the strangest ways.”
E
.     Said, “It looks to me like they’ve all gone wild.
A
.     It was peaceful back when I was a child.”
.         F#
Well, man, could it be that the the girls and boys
.       B7
Are tryin’ to be heard above your noise?
.              E                     A               B7                  E
And the lonely voice of youth cries,        “What is truth?”


.    E
A little boy of three sittin’ on the floor
A
Looks up and says, “Daddy, what is war?”
F#
.     “Son, that’s when people fight and die.”
.    B7
A little boy of three says, “Daddy, why?”
.    E
A young man of seventeen in Sunday school,
A
.     Bein’ taught the golden rule.
.                  F#
And by the time another year has gone around,
.           B7
It may be his turn to lay his life down.
.        E                                  A                       B7                  E
Can you blame the voice of youth for asking,        “What is truth?”


Interlude:
|     E     |     A     |C#7  B7|     E     |
|     E     |     E     |


.   E
A young man sittin’ on the witness stand.
.       A
The man with the book says, “Raise your hand.
.      F#
Re-peat after me. I solemnly swear.”
.        B7
The man looked down at his long hair.
.        E
And although the young man solemnly swore,
A
.      Nobody seemed to hear anymore.
.           F#
And it didn’t really matter if the truth was there,
.           B7
It was the cut of his clothes and the length of his hair.
.             E                      A                B7                  E
And the lonely voice of youth cries,         “What is truth?”


Interlude:
|     E     |     A     |C#7  B7|     E     |
|     E     |     E     |


E
A young girl dancin’ to the latest beat
.        A
Has found new ways to move her feet.
.    F#
A young man speakin’ in the city square
.    B7
Is tryin’ to tell somebody that he cares.
E
.      Yeah, the ones that you’re callin’ wild
.       A
Are gonna be the leaders in a little while.
.        F#
This old world’s wakin’ to a newborn day
.                                                             B7
And I solemnly swear that it’ll be their way.
.                  E                         A               B7                  E
You better help that voice of youth find            what is truth.
.                                      A               B7                   E
And the lonely voice of youth cries,          “What is truth?”

 

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