Hey, Papa, I need to ask you
Why do roses bloom so far?
Hey, Papa, I need to know
Why do plants and children grow,
Why don’t we all have a star?

Hey, Papa, why does mum cry?
Sometimes, well, you’re not at home.
I always hug her and stay strong
Hold my tears and smile along
If I cried she would be sad…

And Hey, Papa, why don’t all smile,
Why don’t they run and jump and sing?
Why do the leaves dance to the wind
How come they fall, how come they’re green?
Hey, Papa, why do we die?


Hey there boy, my little angel,
I’m so glad you hug your mum.
You keep smiling and be strong,
I knew the moment you were born,
That you’d always make me proud.

Well, Roses bloom where beauty lies,
Plants grow to kiss the skies,
Children to reach cookie jars
And regarding stars
Why want one when you have all?


But daddy, I don’t understand.

What don’t you, little man?

What are we supposed to do?

No one knows, it’s up to you.

Papa, somebody must know…

No one knows, it’s just for show.

Well then, Papa, shall we play?

You know, there is no other way.




Oh my boy, my little devil,
You play the flute and wreck the drums
You dirty clothes and skin your knees
Fight Grendel and the bees,
But in the end, you take a bow.

For life’s a play without a writer
It can get silly and absurd
Improvise it as you go
Try to act a worthy show
And leave them clapping at your feet.


But daddy, I don’t understand.

What don’t you, little man?

What are we supposed to do?

No one knows, it’s up to you.

Papa, somebody must know…

No one knows, it’s just for show.

Papa, please, don’t go away.

The curtain’s down, I can not stay…


Still, Papa, I need to ask you
Where goes the smoke of a cigar?
Still, Papa, I need to know
Why do rivers always flow
What say the strings of a guitar?

Dear Papa, why does mum cry?
You are not, but I am home.
I hug her, I stay strong
Hold my tears and smile along
Still I see her eyes so sad.

Dear Papa, did you smile?
Did you run and jump and sing?
See the leaves dance to the wind,
Watch them fall and lose their green.
Hey, Papa, why did you die?