“It seemed like a dream, too good to be true, when God returned Zion’s exiles. We laughed, we sang, we couldn’t believe our good fortune. We were the talk of the nations— “God was wonderful to them!” God was wonderful to us; we are one happy people.
And now, God, do it again— bring rains to our drought-stricken lives So those who planted their crops in despair will shout “Yes!” at the harvest, So those who went off with heavy hearts will come home laughing, with armloads of blessing.“(Psalm 126)
“When I was young, it seemed that life was so wonderful A miracle, oh it was beautiful, magical And all the birds in the trees, well they’d be singing so happily Oh joyfully, playfully watching me But then they send me away to teach me how to be sensible Logical, oh responsible, practical And they showed me a world where I could be so dependable Oh clinical, oh intellectual, cynical There are times when all the world’s asleep The questions run too deep For such a simple man Won’t you please, please tell me what we’ve learned I know it sounds absurd Please tell me who I am I said, watch what you say or they’ll be calling you a radical, Liberal, oh fanatical, criminal. Won’t you sign up your name, we’d like to feel you’re Acceptable Respectable, oh presentable, a vegetable! Oh, take it take it yeahBut at night, when all the world’s asleep The questions run so deep For such a simple man Won’t you please tell me what we’ve learned I know it sounds absurd Please tell me who I am, who I am, who I am, who I am ‘Cause I was feeling so logical D-d-digital One, two, three, five Oh, oh, oh, oh It’s getting unbelievable…” (Logical Song-Supertramp)