"No More Songs" as written by and Phil Ochs....
Hello hello hello, is anybody home
I've only called to say I'm sorry
The drums are in the dawn
And all the voice was gone
And it seems that there are no more songs

Once I knew a girl, she was a flower in a flame
I loved her as the sea sings sadly
Now the ashes of the dream
Can be found in magazines
And it seems that there are no more songs

Once I knew a saint who sang upon a stage
He told me about the world, his lover
A ghost with no name
Stands ragged in the rain
And it seems that there are no more songs

The rebels they were here they came beside the door
They told me that the moon was bleeding
Then all to my surprise
They took away my eyes
And it seems that there are no more songs

A scar in the sky, it's time to say goodbye
He withers on the beat, he's dying
A white flag in my hand
A white boat in the sand
And it seems that there are no more songs.

Hello hello hello, is anybody home
I've only come to say I'm sorry
The drums are in the dawn
And all the voice was gone
And it seems that there are no more songs.


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"No More Songs" as written by Phil Ochs

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    General Commentlovely. just lovely.
    weezerific:cutleryon April 04, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis was the last song on the last studio album that Phil Ochs recorded. He suffered from mental illness, and in this song you can sense the sadness and desperation that led him to commit suicide in 1976. I wish that he had been able to deal better with his depression, because he truly was a gifted songwriter and musician who was not afraid to take on the powers that be in his songs.
    Jerrybearon April 26, 2003   Link
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    General CommentVery sad song that must be autobiographic. I read his disillusion with politics in the fourth verse. Chicago 1968 had a terrible effect on him.
    bloodydoorson April 11, 2012   Link

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