I Shouldn't Have to Know

I shouldn't have to know what a missile is for

What's a will, what's a war

Why there's tape on the door

I shouldn't have to care how many people have died

Who has lost, who has lied

Why the hand is untied

I shouldn't have to tell from the tone of the voices

That there are no further choices

While the evil rejoices

I shouldn't have to see from the look on your face

Where fate had you placed

In the ultimate race

Some things are so important

Some things are so obscure

Some things are so unwilling

Some things are so unsure

Some things I reach for with all my might

Some things I know of which I'll never let go

Some things are just better said aloud…

Some things I just don't want to know

I shouldn't have to know what's the poverty line

What is theirs, what is mine

Why these forces combine

I shouldn't have to listen to the radio

Just so I can know

How high temperatures go

I shouldn't have to feel by the cold of your hands

What you've lost in the sands

Of a storm of demands

I shouldn't have to guess by tear on your shirt

How you're hidden in dirt

Just to cover the hurt

Some things are so important

Some things are so obscure

Some things are so unwilling

Some things are so unsure

Some things I reach for with all my might

Some things I know of which I'll never let go

Some things are just better said aloud…

Some things I just don't want to know

Yes, some things I just don't want to know

This world robs innocence

This world robs confidence

But in the end, understand

That the world's cruel demands

Are what makes me who I am

The world is always changing

The world is always growing

The world will not turn back

And it won't help to attack

What's gone…

Some things are so important

Some things are so obscure

Some things are so unwilling

Some things are so unsure

Some things I reach for with all my might

Some things I know of which I'll never let go

Some things are just better said aloud

Some things I just don't want to know

Yes, some things I just don't want to know

But sometimes

I just have to grow