"Be Not Always" PDF Print E-mail
(track by the Jacksons, from the album "Victory", released on July 6, 1984)
 
Always, be not always,
And if always
Bow our heads in shame..
Always, please be not always,
And if always
Bow our heads in blame…
'Cause time has made promises,
Just promises…

Faces, did you see their faces?
Did they touch you?
Have you felt such pain?..
To have nothing,
To dream something,
Then lose hoping,
Is not life but lame?
But time has made promises,
Just promises…

[Bridge]

Mothers cry, babies die
Helplessly in arms,
While rockets fly
And research lies
In progress to become.
But what of men,
Of flesh and blood,
We turn our backs on life.
How can we claim to stand for peace
When the races are in strife
Destroying life?…

Always, be not always,
But if always
Bow our heads in shame…
Always, please, please be not always,
'Cause if always
Bow our heads in blame…
'Cause time, time has made promises
Death promises…