all things to all things lyrics – john anderson

you give us the sands on the desert
you give us the waves on the sh*r*
we take what we please from the rivers and seas
and still we keep asking for more
you give us the mountains and valleys
you give us the trees and the air
we saw and we burn and still we don’t learn
and it seems that n*body cares
are you the giver
who longs for the gift that you bring?
how can you always be
all things to all things?
you give us the seasons in order
to nourish and build up the land
with the plow and the hoe, we make the seeds grow
and still things get out of hand
you give us our animal brothers
the feather, the fur and the fin
we trap and we train till so few remain
we swear we won’t do that again
are you the giver
who longs for the gift that you bring?
how can you always be
all things to all things?

/ john anderson lyrics