Friday, July 6, 2007

I DON'T SEE ANY IMPROVEMENT

Goddess I seem to be in a crappy mood tonight.

 

AND YOU SAY THAT THE BATTLE IS OVER

And you say that the battle is over
And you say that the war is all done
Go tell it to those
With the wind in their nose
Who run from the sound of the gun

And write it on the sides
Of the great whaling ships
Or on ice floes where conscience is tossed
With the wind in their eyes
It is they who must die
And its we who must measure the loss

And you say that the battle is over
And finally the world is at peace
You mean no one is dying
And mothers dont weep
Or its not in the papers at least

There are those who would deal
In the darkness of life
There are those who would fear down the sun
And most men are ruthless
But some will still weep
When the gifts we were given are gone

Now the blame cannot fall
On the heads of a few
Its become such a part of the race
Its eternally tragic
That that which is magic
Be killed at the end of the glorious chase

From young seals to great whales
From waters to wood
They will fall just like weeds in the wind
With fur coats and perfumes
And trophies on walls
What a hell of a race to call men

And you say that the battle is over
And you say that the war is all done
Go tell it to those
With the wind in their nose
Who run from the sound of the gun

And write it on the sides
Of the great whaling ships
Or on ice floes where conscience is tossed
With the wind in their eyes
It is they who must die
And its we who must measure the loss
With the wind in their eyes
It is they who must die
And its we who must measure the cost

Words and Music by David Mallett

 

This song appears on two of John Denver’s albums, and was first released on The Autograph album, and has also been released on The Wildlife Concert album as a live track. This was released in the nineties and frankly it hasn’t gotten any better. They just can’t compete with Paris and Brittany. Soldiers are dying and families are crying but it only makes the news when the casualties are local. The Republican senator from Oregon has his faults, but at least he calls the families of the soldiers from Oregon and talks to them for awhile. It’s something at least. Not enough, but it is something.

 

3 comments:

tenyearnap said...

There was an article in the NY Times a couple days ago about how not just soldiers are returning wounded...the contractors are being ignored and have to rely on their own medical insurance, not being in the military themselves. Eye opener. --Cin

toonguykc said...

Oh...didn't you see the "Mission Accomplished" banner?  So sorry you didn't catch that...it would've saved you from all this worrying and such.  (rolling eyes)  How many more months of this lame duck do we have left?

Russ

hestiahomeschool said...

I adored John Denver. I will have to find this and listen to it...