THINKING THINGS THROUGH
Words and Music by Gary Wollman


I’D BEEN SEARCHING FOR A REASON
IN A WORLD THAT ONLY MOVES FOR THE POWERFUL FEW
LONG AND HARD HOW I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU
WHO I HARDLY KNEW
WELL MY NAME IS SAGE I’VE GOT SOMETHING TO SAY
ABOUT WHAT WE CAN DO
YEAH AND I’M RIGHT HERE TALKING TO YOU
‘CAUSE I’VE BEEN THINKING THINGS THROUGH

WE’VE BEEN WORRYING ‘BOUT OURSELVES
AND NO ONE ELSE
SINCE THE DAWN OF TIME
THIS IS TRUE – TO EACH OTHER WE’VE BEEN – SO UNTRUE
BETWEEN – WORDS AND THE GUNS
THERE’S TOO MUCH SHOOTIN’ GOIN’ ON
AND NO ONE’S HAVING FUN – NOT EVEN ME AND YOU
YEAH – I’VE BEEN THINKING THINGS THROUGH

THAT’S WHY – YOU CAN TAKE IT FROM ME
WHAT I SAY IS TRUE
TRUST IN ME – I’VE BEEN THINKING THINGS THROUGH

PEOPLE WAITIN’ FOR A SECOND – WAITIN’ FOR A MINUTE
OR SOME OTHER HOUR TO COME
LIVIN’ FOR THAT SPECIAL DAY OR HOLY CLIMB
WELL CAN’T YOU SEE THAT IN REALITY
ALL WE EVER DO IS CUT AND DIVIDE
AND WE CAN NO LONGER QUITE JUSTIFY
OUR SEPARATE SHRINES

WE CAN CHART JUST WHERE WE’RE GOING
ONCE WE’VE DECIDED TO MOVE
WHEN THE POWER IS YOURS TO USE WHAT WILL YOU DO?
WILL YOU LOOK DEEP INTO YOUR HEART
OR DO YOU NEED YET ANOTHER CLUE
TO SEE WHAT’S WAITIN’ HERE IN STORE FOR YOU
THINKING THINGS THROUGH?

CAN YOU HEAR ME – BROTHER TO BROTHER
NO DON’T EVEN THINK – THAT I’M FAST TALKING YOU
WE CAN DO IT – SISTER TO SISTER
FIND THE RIGHTEOUS PATH – SEEK OUT THE TRUTH

COME WALK SIDE BY SIDE WITH ME – CAREFULLY LISTEN
‘CAUSE NOW IS THE TIME – WE’VE GOT TO START ANEW
I KNOW THEN YOU’LL AGREE MY BROTHER AND SISTER
‘CAUSE I’VE BEEN THINKING THINGS THROUGH

THAT’S RIGHT – YOU CAN TAKE IT FOR ME

[INSTRUMENTAL]

BY THE WAY – MY NAME IS SAGE
THERE’S SO MUCH THAT I CAN SAY AND WE CAN DO
I FASHION MOST OF WHAT I BELIEVE
FROM APPROXIMATELY ALL THAT WE’VE BEEN THROUGH
WE’VE GOT EVERYTHING TO GAIN
IF WE CAN JUST RESET OUR AIM FOR BOTH ME AND YOU
BEGIN TO SEE EACH OTHER’S POINT OF VIEW
THINKING THINGS THROUGH

DARE YOURSELF TO BELONG
DARE EVERYONE ELSE TO DO THE SAME
WHEN YOU HEAR IT IN YOUR HEART
AND KNOW IT IN YOUR MIND
WELL YOU CAN’T GO WRONG
STILL WE FIGHT TO KEEP APART
COULD IT BE THAT WE’RE INSANE
TO LEAVE THE PAIN TO MULTIPLY FOR SO LONG

[CHORUS]

YO DON’T FEAR ‘CAUSE SIREN’S HERE TO LET YOU KNOW
THAT THERE’S A BIGGER PICTURE UNDER THE SUN
DON’T YOU KNOW IT ALREADY
THERE’S NOWHERE LEFT TO RUN
I’M HERE TO SATISFY A LARGER DESIRE
COME LET ME SET YOU AFIRE
I’M GUARANTEED TO STUN
WITH BOTH BEAUTY AND TRUTH ALL ROLLED INTO ONE

[CHORUS]

YOU CAN TRUST IN ME – MAKE THE NECESSARY CHANGES
DO OUR BEST TO REARRANGE IT

WHAT’S GOOD FOR ME AIN’T NECESSARILY BAD FOR YOU
WHEN WHAT WE DO IS THINKING THINGS THROUGH

BY THE WAY – MY NAME IS SAGE
YOU COULDN’T GET ME OFF THE STAGE
EVEN IF YOU WANTED TO
YOU CAN ATTEST TO MY SPIRIT
AND COOL CONCENTRATION
AS YOU BEGIN TO GET A MAD FEEL
FOR MY METHOD OF MASS INFILTRATION
COME AND GET INTO THE GROOVE
AND REEL WITH THE GOOD VIBRATION
ON THE STREET IT’S A MOMENTOUS OCCASION
MOVE QUICKLY PLEASE
COME PARTAKE IN THE CELEBRATION
ME AND YOU THINKING THINGS THROUGH

                                           ©1994 Gary M. Wollman