From the album Pollyanna’s Attic.

Written by Carolyn Arends and Dwight Liles.

You can lead us to water but you can’t make us drink it
You can lead us to wisdom but you can’t make us think it
So we’re dry and we’re foolish and that’s how we’re gonna stay
‘Til you lead us away
From the Wasteland

You can show us your goodness but we won’t recognize it
You can show us what love is but we’ll only despise it
So we’re bad and we’re lonely and that’s how we’re gonna stay
‘Til you lead us away
From the Wasteland

Yeah from the mental state so far from the Heartland
Where fear and hate make everything quicksand
We’ve lost our way in this barren place
Life’s as empty as the time we waste
In the Wasteland

There’s a snake in the shadow and he’s looking us over
A vulture above us and he’s circling lower
See we’re poisoned and we’re dying just a little everyday
You’ve got to lead us away
From the Wasteland

Yeah from the mental state so far from the Heartland
Where fear and hate make everything quicksand
We’ve lost our way in this barren place
Life’s as empty as the time we waste
In the Wasteland

You can give us your justice but we’ll only defy it
You can send us salvation but we’ll just crucify it
Still you rise from the ruins and you promise us a day
When you’ll lead us away
From the Wasteland

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Pollyanna’s Attic

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