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The Riddle Lyrics

There was a man back in '95
Whose heart ran out of summers
But before he died, I asked him
?Wait, what's the sense in life?
Come over me, Come over me?

He said, "Son why you got to sing that tune?
Catch a Dylan song or some eclipse of the moon?
Let an angel swing and make you swoon
Then you will see, you will see"

Then he said, "Here's a riddle for you
Find the answer: There's a reason for the world
You and I"

Picked up my kid from school today
Did you learn anything? ?Cause in the world today
You can't live in a castle far away
Now talk to me, come talk to me

He said, "Dad I'm big, but we're smaller than small
In the scheme of things, well we're nothing at all
Still every mother's child sings a lonely song
So play with me, come play with me"

?And hey Dad, here's a riddle for you
Find the answer: There's a reason for the world
You and I?

I said, "Son for all I've told you
When you get right down to the
Reason for the world who am I?"

There are secrets that we still have left to find
There have been mysteries from the beginning of time
There are answers we're not wise enough to see
He said, ?You looking for a clue? I love you free?

The batter swings and the summer flies
As I look into my angel's eyes
A song plays on while the moon is hiding over me
Something comes over me

I guess we're big and I guess we're small
If you think about it man you know we got it all
'Cause we're all we got on this bouncing ball
And I love you free, I love you freely

Here's a riddle for you
Find the answer: There's a reason for the world
You and I

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Meaning to "The Riddle" (18 meanings)
Sharon 07/31/12,14:50
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To me it sounds wistful and hopeful at the same time. I heard it at the end of a Criminal Minds episode and had to find out who sings it. Beautiful song.
temi 07/05/12,09:05
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This song just talks deeply about love and I don't thinking its meaningless , only a narrow minded person would underestimate this song
Dan 06/23/11,23:09
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There are 3 person in the grandfather,father& son.the grandfather is telling the father the important things in life is not to look for the meaning of why we are here but to take the time to enjoy the
Orlbuckeye 06/17/11,07:13
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This song is about a father explaining the life to his son. It took the writer and long time to write this and he changed the words many times. This is the perfect song for fathers day weekend coming
Royan 06/13/11,07:50
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This song I could listen a thousand time and tears would come a thousand time,its one of the greatest song ever.
Adahmel 06/12/11,12:27
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Its a beautiful soulful song telling us to hold on and look a bit harder, riddle life and life will be a bit more interesting. The guys voice makes you take not and really listen, its timeless.
john 04/11/11,01:00
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For those people asking what this song is about, its about how love is free and its really all we've got
md_smith 12/02/10,22:07
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Wow I wish I had heard this song sooner; this is a great meaningful song. Im not sure I understand the writer's exact meaning, but I have my own for it. Love it.
joan 11/24/10,19:14
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i love this song...could listen to it over and over....sing it at the top of my lungs....brings me back when am down.
Meg 11/05/10,22:44
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This song is amazing. it has meaning, character, and i just absolutely love it. We played it at our school dance, and everyone loved it. this song is so rad!(:
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