Electric chair didn't burn a hair and the newspaperman asked why and while the warden explain in great detail the newsman looked in the sky "I'm sure!", he said, "if you look a little deeper for something in his life we could understand the reason why he reached out for a knife."
Oooh! What happened to the promise? Oooh! what happened to the one we knew?
So, onto a a train the newspaperman rode down to the southern lands to find out about a child long gone turned into a lightning man.
Chorus: Oooh! what happened to the promise? Oooh! what happened to the one we knew? Oooh! what happened to the promise? Oooh! what happened to the heart so true.
"Some of them make it through", she said "some of them never do, and one of them got lost in time -- that child of mine Oh, I loved that child of mine!"
Arriving in a country town with a notepad in his hand he spoke to the mother and the father and a friend and a teacher and a preacher man They all recalled a regular boy chewing gim and playing in the sand nothing could explain how he became a lonely lightning man And when the coffin came on the southbound train and the old folks shuffled by the one they came to bury was not very heavy, just a child lost in time
What happens to the clear blue eye when it enters the forest? does anybody know where the little one goes? what happens to the child in time?
-- some of them make it through -- some of them never do -- some of them are lost and saved -- some of them find their way oooh -- hold on to the promise we're going to make it through my baby we're going to make it through my little darling