Blind To The Truth

This song is on Dan Fogelberg's 1990 album "The Wild Places" - I have this CD
Fogelberg's tour in support of the album included talks from The Wilderness Society about the preservation of nature
Dan Fogelberg lead vocals, acoustic piano, keyboards, synthesizers, guitars, drum programming, percussion
Michael Landau guitar
George Hawkins bass
Russ Kunkel drums
Lenny Castro congas, timbales, percussion
Jerry Hey trumpet
Julia Waters harmony vocals
Maxine Waters harmony vocals
Oren Waters harmony vocals

In the overcrowded cities where the nights are bright as day 
You spend your weekly paycheck and turn your eyes away 
From the crisis we've created with our self-indulgent ways 
Living like there's no tomorrow, well that just might be the case 

Now they're tearing down the forests and the jungles of Brazil 
Without a second thought about the species that they kill 
But extinction is forever and still the forests fall 
And push it ever closer to extinction for us all 

But you're so blind to the truth, blind to the truth 
And you can't see nothing 
Cause you're so blind to the truth, blind to the truth
And the judgment day is coming 

Now the politicians bicker on the early evening news 
Pledging their allegiance to whoever they can use 
The corporate bosses snicker as they watch the profits soar 
They don't care what they make next month just as long as it is more 

They take our farms and marshlands, drive nature to the wall 
Just so they can build another Goddamn shopping mall 
And it doesn't seem to matter if they cannot see the stars 
As long as they can keep on building obsolescent cars 

They're so blind to the truth, blind to the truth 
No they can't see nothing
They're so blind to the truth, blind to the truth 
But the judgment day is coming 

Now you cannot drink the water and you cannot breathe the air 
The sky is ripping open and you still don't seem to care 
The soil is tired and toxic and unable to provide 
The clock is running out and there is nowhere left to hide 

Now there's laws that we must live by and they're not the laws of man 
Can't you see the shadow that moves across this land 
The future is upon us and there's so much we must do 
And you know I can't ignore it and my friend neither can you 

Unless you're blind to the truth, blind to the truth 
And you can't see nothing 
You're so blind to the truth, blind to the truth 
But the judgment day is coming

~~~ Dan Fogelberg ~~~