Powerless

A woman crying, her child with feet so bare
All I can do is to turn to her and stare
She knows I’m standing there
There’s still some light to see
I just want to run where those eyes can’t fix on me
Can’t bear to watch helplessly

I feel so powerless today
I feel so powerless to make any change
Somebody tell me what I can do
Or are you powerless too?

Who chose that I should have a chance and luck to hold?
Who said that I should not be left out in the cold?
Why do I wake each day with energy in my heart
When others are too weighed down to hope to make a start?
Why are our fates so far apart?

I feel so powerless today
I feel so powerless to make any change
Somebody tell me what I can do
Or are you powerless too?

Give me the power to, give me the power to change
All of the violence, all of the suffering and pain
Don’t tell me to calm down, don’t tell me that I’m naïve
‘Cos we can’t be so powerless, that I just don’t believe

Why do so many of us, including you and me
Choose to ignore, to pretend we cannot see?
Maybe it’s easier to shield ourselves from pain
Maybe it’s that for which we need to feel some shame
Maybe we’re all more to blame
Maybe we’re all more to blame
Maybe we’re all more to blame
Maybe we’re all more to blame
Maybe we’re all more to blame
Maybe we’re all more to blame
Maybe we’re all more to blame
Maybe we’re all more to blame
Maybe we’re all more to blame
Maybe we’re all more to blame

Who says I’m powerless today?
Who says I’m powerless to make any change?
We’re only powerless if we choose to be
And it’s that we can’t see
And it’s that we can’t see
And it’s that we can’t see oh, oh
And it’s that we can’t see
And it’s that we can’t see
And it’s that we can’t see oh, oh
And it’s that we can’t see
And it’s that we can’t see
And it’s that we can’t see oh, oh


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