Cold rain falls in the river, flows down to the sea, gets into the skyline, circles endlessly. Same old rain on the wind, same old pain in my soul.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Leak

There's a hole in the earth
Where our soul leaks out
Drip by smoky drip

No, that's not right
That's all used to been
When we raped the last unicorn

Shot the last dodo
Drove buffalo
Herd by fucking herd
Off the cliffs
For their worthless tongues

Drip drip

Let there be light
Let there be music
Let there be ed sullivan
I wanna hold your hand, yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

Drip drip

There's a hole in the earth
Down there
On the flooded floor
showing steady stream

they say-

No, that's not right
it was a stream

When lewis n clark
Shot the indian-so called
When jim crow
Squawked proudly of baptism
When gold bought blood
and al carved the atom
For all to taste
and savor

When popes
Pretended not to see
The blossom of their fruit
and the furnaces burned forever

then it streamed!
Oh the pretty flow

There's a hole in the earth
Where our soul
Gushes out
The black stain of greed
And the lust for more
The hunger for faster
The fatter cigar
in the larger portrait

hung on tinsel walls

There's a whole in the earth!

cries the little boy

the only one who sees
What can't be fixed
Or washed away
As our soul gushes out

Belly up to the bar, boys!
Drink your fill
Plenty for everyone
Its been a long time coming

but always

just around the bend.