What Good Am I?

What good am I if I'm like all the rest,

If I just turned away, when I see how you're dressed,

If I shut myself off so I can't hear you cry,

What good am I?


What good am I if I know and don't do,

If I see and don't say, if I look right through you,

If I turn a deaf ear to the thunderin' sky,

What good am I?


What good am I while you softly weep

And I hear in my head what you say in your sleep,

And I freeze in the moment like the rest who don't try,

What good am I?


What good am I then to others and me

If I've had every chance and yet still fail to see

Bridge: If my hands tied must I not wonder within

Who tied them and why and where must I have been


What good am I if I say foolish things

And I laugh in the face of what sorrow brings

And I just turn my back while you silently die,

What good am I?


Copyright 1989 Special Rider Music

First release: Oh Mercy, 1989

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