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A Cry for Everyone

This song is by Gentle Giant and appears on the album Octopus (1972).

Run, why should I run away?
When at the end the only truth certain one day
Everyone dies, if only to justify life

Life, I've lived a thousand lives
And anyone is the right, is the just life
If I could cry, I'd cry for everyone

Doubt, no doubt is all I know
There is no fate, there's no luck, what does that show?
Showing is proof, but proving is nothing but fear

If I could cry, I'd cry then for everyone

Shame, I've hoped two thousand years
But no one knows, so I've cried, crying vain tears
Always too late, too late to cry, cry for everyone

Written by:

Kerry Minnear, Derek Shulman, Ray Shulman, Phil Shulman

Lyrics NotesEdit

The lyric gives away something of the thoughts of one or two members of the band, and is inspired by the literature and philosophy of Albert Camus.

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