Roadsinger came to town, long cape and hat

People stood and stared then closed their doors as he passed

He strolled the empty street, kids banged on tin cans

Then the panting dogs began to bark as the roadsinger sang.

Where do you go? Where do you go when hearts are closed?

When a friend becomes a stranger nobody wants to know.

Where do you go? Where do you go when the world turns dark?

And the light of truth is blown out and the roads are blocked?

He stopped by a stall between the barrels and sacks

A child’s face peeped out and gave a smile and ran back

Behind a misty glass on a windowpane

A little finger drew a perfect heart and a name.

Where do you go? Where do you go in a world filled with fright?

Only a song to warm you through the night

Where do you go? Where do you go after lies are told?

And the light of truth is blown out and the night is cold?

Roadsinger rode on to another land

Though the people spoke a different tongue it understand

They showed him how to share and took him by the hand

Showed him the path to heaven through the desert sand.

Where do you go? Where do you go to find happiness?

In a world filled with hatred, tears

Where do you go? Where do you go if no ones cares?

And everybody’s lost looking for theirs.”

-Yusuf Islam

photo credit of Lincolnian

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