Weeping like the ghost of winter, we watch our tears
Kiss ash and turn to steam. We walk on hot coals
Where a stream meandered. Tarred and tanned. We
Flex and count the tumours on our hands--spreading
Swiftly now. For this, we waited just a lifetime.
Sun blessed mirror shaded mad dogs. Blow a kiss we'll
All fall over. Hunting the oasis but there's only cola-
Sensurround. A technicolour thrill . . . it costs a fortune,
So it must be real. For just a little sip, we'll
Keep waiting (just a lifetime.)
And some of us work underground. We dug a hole and
Settled down. We waited for the gentle sound of steady
Rain to soak the ground and raattle on our ventilator.
Guess the time we sat there waiting. Yes, you
Guessed! We waited just a lifetime.
And dragons walked the earth again; parrafin was free.
A fire-eater went insane and torched the final tree.
And one fine say the planet crumbled, just cause
Someone sneezed. For this, we waited just a lifetime.


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    General CommentKInd of a sequel to the bombastic "Waiting for the cloud"...
    andrelloon December 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt’s “one fine day the planet crumbled”, not “say”. Sort of an ecology/environmental topic... The devastation of the Earth has made all the water disappear from its surface, everything is dried and people live underground. I love the intro of this song...
    slow pulse boyon July 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentA gorgeous apocalyptic elegy - good "Clouds" reference, Andrello!
    kazmodeuson November 03, 2008   Link

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