Who Sang What Can the Matter Be? The Poppy Family

Release information
Release Date: 1996
length: 2:19
Lyrics
His mother had told him when he was just young,
there'll be things you can do, but some can't be done,
and you won't be able to always have fun,
cause your color is black, and some won't accept that.
and, oh dear, what can the matter be,
oh dear, what can the matter be,
oh dear, what can the matter be.

Now time moves on and the world moves fast.
No time for flowers, no place to grow grass.
There's no fishing hole where he used to go,
just a four story factory with billows of smoke.
And, oh dear, what can the matter be,
oh dear, what can the matter be,
oh dear, what can the matter be.

Complications have grown from society's rot.
Their ideas keep moving, but the old way's still taught.
Though his mind is his own, it seems all that he's got.
Six months in jail for just smoking pot.
And, oh dear, what can the matter be,
oh dear, what can the matter be,
oh dear, what can the matter be.

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Beyond the Clouds
  • 2 Free From the City
  • 3 What Can the Matter Be
  • 4 Which Way You Goin' Billy
  • 5 Happy Island
  • 6 There's No Blood in Bone
  • 7 A Good Thing Lost
  • 8 You Took My Moonlight Away
  • 9 Shadows on My Wall
  • 10 That's Where I Went Wrong
  • 11 Where Evil Grows
  • 12 I Was Wondering
  • 13 Tryin'
  • 14 Winter Milk
  • 15 Good Friends
  • 16 I'll See You There
  • 17 You Don't Know What Love Is
  • 18 I Thought of You Again
  • 19 Another Year, Another Day
  • 20 Evil Overshadows Joe
  • 21 That's Where I Went Wrong (US version)

  • Release information
    label: What Are Records?
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 744626001729
    script: Latin