Mortaljive: The Rest is Silence

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

Thursday, September 11, 2008

when i hear the angels i don't hear his voice

i heard a man lament in the street
about all the times he had to retreat
it was better, he said, when he died in the flames
it was better to die in the game

i heard another cry in the dark
a voice that was fractured, cracking and stark
please help me, father, for much trouble i'm in
tell me once more of the sorrows of sin

tell me i'm nothing if you don't agree
tell me i'll burn in eternity
tell me that god gave us a choice
when i hear the angels i don't hear his voice


i saw a child broken in two
a little doll shattered, tatters of blue
she couldn't hear music, she couldn't lay blame
a child forever without any name

it hurts, said the prophet, it hurts said the sky
life as it is so often denied
what do we see when the bombs do their work
smoke in the ruins or grand fireworks?

tell me i'm nothing if you don't agree
tell me i'll burn in eternity
tell me that god gave us a choice
when i hear the angels i don't hear his voice


come to me darling, come to me near
hold onto my hand and let go your fear
we are the witness, we are the ones
let us be love in the light of the sun

i heard another cry in the dark
a voice was all fractured, cracking and stark
please help me, father, for much trouble i'm in
tell me once more of the sorrows of sin

tell me i'm nothing if you don't agree
tell me i'll burn in eternity
tell me that god gave us a choice
when i hear the angels i don't hear his voice


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