CHOSEN FEW
Writer: Melanie Safka
Publisher: Neighborhood Music
From the album COWABONGA (1988)

Tables were turning and
Papers are burning
The undisputed were doomed
When music was victimized
Innocence scandalized
Star people left for the moon
And no one was the wiser
No one ever knew
No one knew but me (and the chosen)
No one knew but me (and the chosen)
No one knew but me and the chosen few

When she and the old man were splitting again
And the planet was right for a change
When Africa called and the sought out America
Never to hear her again
I'm always so amazed that
No one ever knew
Ah no one knew but me (and the chosen)
No one knew but me (and the chosen)
No one knew but me and the chosen few

So we live and we change and we come back again
And our brothers scream where have you been
As the lay waste to planet and torture the dreamer
And the picture's looking quite dim
Won't someone change the channel
Can't stand the evening news
No one knew but me
No one knew but me
No one knew but me and the chosen
No one knew but me and the chosen
No one knew but me and the chosen few

(And we'll all go together)