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Living In The 20th Century
Words and Music by: Larry Norman Why are you here? What is this place? I bid you welcome to the human race On this earthly plain it never swings From sea to shining sea. People in pain Poverty cries Deception touches everybody's lives Why can't they see this is not the way That it ought to be. So I keep praying for the starving poor And I keep pointing toward the open door And I keep dreaming of a distant shore Where men are free. We're living in the twentieth century Sitting in the lap of luxury Seeing only what you want to see Living in the twentieth century. People are blind Don't comprehend The enemy cannot be called their friend He seeks to devour Deceive and destroy the weak We kill unborn children Then cry, "Save the whale" Let the poor criminals out of jail They think evolution of the species Will help man learn to turn the other cheek. So I keep praying for the starving poor And I keep pointing toward the open door And I keep dreaming of a distant shore Where men are free. We're living in the twentieth century Sitting in the lap of luxury Seeing only what you want to see Living in the twentieth century. So I keep praying for the starving poor And I keep pointing toward the open door And I keep dreaming of a distant shore Where men are free. We're living in the twentieth century Sitting in the lap of luxury Seeing only what you want to see Living in the twentieth century Sitting in the lap of luxury Being everything you want to be Living in the twentieth century.