Caught a train from Alexandria Just a broken man in flight Running scared with his devils Saying prayers all through the night Oh but mercy can't find him Not in the shadows where he calls Forsaking all his better angels That's how every empire falls
The bells ring out on Sunday morning Like echoes from another time All our innocence and yearning and sense of wonder left behind Oh gentle hearts remember What was that story? Is it lost? For when religion loses vision That's how every empire falls.
He toasts his wife and all his family The providence he brought to bear They raise their glasses in his honor Although this union they don't share A man who lives among them Was still a stranger to them all For when the heart is never open That's how every empire falls
Padlock the door and board the windows Put the people in the street "It's just my job," he says "I'm sorry." And draws a check, goes home to eat But at night he tells his woman "I know I hide behind the laws." She says, "You're only taking orders." That's how every empire falls.
A bitter wind blows through the country A hard rain falls on the sea If terror comes without a warning There must be something we don't see What fire begets this fire? Like torches thrown into the straw If no one asks, then no one answers That's how every empire falls.
Telstar wrote:Newman is a double Oscar nominee this year.
Saw him at Victoria Station in Houston in the early '70's.
His father and uncle are knee deep in Oscar nominations. Back before the Fox News brand was fatal to 20 Century Fox. He has a ton of nominations but only 2 wins. He may win for this years Toy Story song but his score for Marriage Story doesn't stand much chance against the favorite, the score for Joker. The music of doom and gloom or perhaps the music of our times. BTW she won an EMMY for composing the score for HBO's Chernobyl series.
Just had to deal with some right-wingers who were whining about their "antifa" boogeymen, so I'm in the mood for the real thing with some good ol' oi. Give the cringing right-wing cowards something to really fear, since they insist. Ruck up!