Saturday, September 5, 2009

A Song for Saturday

The King was buried this week. This song is one of his most powerful pleas to the world, in my opinion. You can say all you want about his short-comings and faults, but there is no denying the world is better off while he was around. His death was a loss for us all.

The third verse in this song is its best, Mike asks us a series of questions that need answering:

What about yesterday?
What about the seas?
The heavens are falling down
I can't even breathe
What about empathy?
I need you
What about nature's worth?
It's our planet's womb
What about animals?
We've turned kingdoms to dust
What about elephants?
Have we lost their trust?
What about crying whales?
We're ravaging the seas
What about forest trails?
Burnt despite our pleas
What about the holy land?
Torn apart by creed
What about the common man?
Can't we set him free?
What about children dying?
Can't you hear them cry?
Where did we go wrong?
Someone tell me why
What about baby boy?
What about the days?
What about all their joy?
What about the man?
What about the crying man?
What about Abraham?
What about death again?
Do we give a damn?

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