The day my brother died well they,
Shut down the highway, yes they
Shut down the highway, oh they
Shut down the highway all day long

And when I started cryin' well I
Walked me a long way, yes I
Walked me a long way, oh I
Walked me a long way, the long way home

I hear the people sayin’, they say
Show us the right way, they say
Show us the right way, yes please
Show us the right way, that we should go

So I turn my head and say, well I
Don’t know what to say, no I
Don’t know what to say, said I
Don’t know what to say, we’re all alone

We lift our eyes up now and we say,
Is anyone listening? We say
Is anyone listening? We pray
Is anyone listening? We just need to know

Someday we’ll be together and we’ll
Know why things happen, yes we’ll
Know why things happen, maybe we’ll
Know why things happen, but today we don’t

And as my brother passes well the
Wind it starts blowin’, and the
Leaves they start shufflin’, and the
Sun isn’t shinin’, and a
Baby stars cryin’ ’cause he’s on his own

So I said, hey now little baby don’t you
Start cryin’ now, no don’t you
Start cryin’ now, please don’t
Start cryin’ now, ’cause you’ve just begun

But if you look around you’ll see that
People are good now, yes
People are good now, oh yes
People are good now, that’s all we know.

Oh yes when my brother died well they,
Shut down the highway, yes they
Shut down the highway, oh they
Shut down the highway all day long.