Mortaljive: The Rest is Silence

There is no still point in all the Universe, and that is the rock upon which I stand

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

We Will Never Leave


Goat boy knows how to please The Old Man

I dedicate the following lyrics to everyone who said no to this developmentally disabled war. It's strange how so many who supported it are still belching out their gas unabated, how they still get fat checks from their bosses for their blood-drenched wrong-headedness. It's as if there is an upper class of corporate beasties and plutocrats who have unimpeded control over the media...oh, wait. Just remove the "as if" and it all makes sense.

Burning As Bright As The Sun

The hangmen all stood on the platform
And sent the dictator to his death
They shouted and thundered their glory
Oh, to separate a man from his breath
Oh, to separate a man from his breath

These things never go like the movies
They're broken and clumsy and sad
An execution served on the table
And the taste that it leaves is so bad

Our President lives by the finger
That he points at a line in the sand
We will drag out the fate of a nation
We will drag it all out to the last man

(chorus)
Oh, we will never leave
No, we will never leave
We will stay until the job is done
And to all who hurt and die
You will not wonder why
Your lives are burning bright as the sun
They are burning as bright as the sun

Where did the nation surrender?
Did we lose on a bloodless plain?
Mercy and justice are rendered
Both wear the mark of Cain
Both wear the mark of Cain

(chorus)
Oh, we will never leave
No, we will never leave
We will stay until the job is done
And to all who hurt and die
You will not wonder why
Your lives are burning bright as the sun
They are burning as bright as the sun

Morning comes into the picture
We rise, we go on our way
The preachers said that there was a Master
Who would bury the world some day

We stood at the dawn of a nightmare
From which we fought to awake
But the Sandman kept pulling us downward
He does whatever it takes
We are dreaming for dreaming's sake

Where did the nation surrender?
Did we lose on a bloodless plain?
Mercy and justice are rendered
Both wear the mark of Cain
Both wear the mark of Cain

(chorus)
Oh, we will never leave
No, we will never leave
We will stay until the job is done
And to all who hurt and die
You will not wonder why
Your lives are burning bright as the sun
They are burning as bright as the sun

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Image by Julius Schnoor von Carolsfeld from here.
Some great wood cut images at this site!

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1 Comments:

At 8:21 AM, Blogger pissed off patricia said...

I guess we'll leave when we run out of cannon fodder. Nope, the hole isn't deep enough yet, we gotta keep on digging even though we can't climb out even now. What a fu*king disaster!

Your lyrics are perfect!

 

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