From the album Pollyanna’s Attic.

Written by Carolyn Arends and Connie Harrington.

Last night I woke to siren screams
Just like I did the night before
Help coming late to some crime scene
It wasn’t far from my front door
I tried to hold the thoughts at bay
Of someone’s faceless pain
But I knew tears would flow like blood
In the indifferent rain
I cried: What darkness hides within the hearts of men?
Where did this madness all begin?

And what in the world
What in the world
What in the world
Makes us act this way and turn away from You

Today I woke to my alarm
Just like I did the day before
I stretched and put the coffee on
I kissed my baby out the door
Then as he turned to wave good-bye
I said some petty thing
I saw the light in his eyes die
It left me wondering
What darkness hides within this heart of mine?
Why do I do what I despise?

And what in the world
What in the world
What in the world
Makes us act this way and turn away from You

Tonight I look inside my soul
I don’t like what I see
No room for you for I am full
This is so much of me
And suddenly, there’s no mystery …

What in the world
What in the world
What in the world
Makes us act this and turn away from YouWhat in the world
What in the world
Makes us act this way and turn away from YouGreater is He
That is in me
Than He who’s in the worldWhat in the world

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Pollyanna’s Attic

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