"Sunrise" as written by and Charles Harold Bernstein....

Civilized Man
You were keeper to me
Now your animal is free
You're free to die
You're old and your hands are gray
You're old, go home and stay
We've all heard your dirty stories
Two thousand years
Two thousand years
Two thousand years
Of your
God damned

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"Sunrise" as written by Charles Harold Bernstein

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    General CommentThis song was actually written by Grace Slick for Kantner's album Blows Against the Empire.

    A first impression might be the division between younger and older generations but it goes much deeper.

    Sometimes the snake has to shed its skin, an old analogy for revolution.

    Old traditions and institutions, like religion, need to be questioned and evaluated, concerning sex, gender, orientation and a number of other issues, on whether these institutions contribute to our well being or never did to begin with.

    They may have once worked when we were children, to be told that our natural desires are just some dirty little animal and need to be controlled but at some point the child grows up and discovers just what he or she really is and outgrows the cocoon.

    Bodhi svaha!
    brumuson November 29, 2008   Link

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