Friday, January 06, 2006

"Jerusalem"

(Steve Earle)

I woke up this mornin' and none of the news was good
And death machines were rumblin' 'cross the ground where Jesus stood
And the man on my TV told me that it had always been that way
And there was nothin' anyone could do or say

And I almost listened to him
Yeah, I almost lost my mind
Then I regained my senses again
And looked into my heart to find

That I believe that one fine day all the children of Abraham
Will lay down their swords forever in Jerusalem

Well maybe I'm only dreamin' and maybe I'm just a fool
But I don't remember learnin' how to hate in Sunday school
But somewhere along the way I strayed and I never looked back again
But I still find some comfort now and then

Then the storm comes rumblin' in
And I can't lay me down
And the drums are drummin' again
And I can't stand the sound

But I believe there'll come a day when the lion and the lamb
Will lie down in peace together in Jerusalem

And there'll be no barricades then
There'll be no wire or walls
And we can wash all this blood from our hands
And all this hatred from our souls

And I believe that on that day all the children of Abraham
Will lay down their swords forever in Jerusalem

4 comments:

c said...

awesome lyrics...

Tu s. Tin said...

wow!!!!your blog is great!!!I also suffer from an unstoppable brain.
I'm glad you found me. I think I'll be back.

Zeljko Radinski said...

Great poem I enjoyed visiting, I especially liked the "Angel of the Heart" and the "cost of the war in Iraq" when will they ever figure out that you cant achieve peace by violence not enforce it with violence.

Peace & Love

bigshoulders said...

Thanks, Zeljko! i can't take credit for "Jerusalem" but it seems so fitting today, even though it's a few years old.

i'm afraid that violence will always beget more violence. that's the fallen nature of man. but peace is something to strive for, that's for sure.

the "cost of the war" counter is available for use on anyone's site by following the link below the tallying numbers. one thing it doesn't count is the number of human lives taken. and i'm not just talking about our Marines and Soldiers, either. it's sickening, and growing by the day.

Peace, indeed.
kevin