"The Picture" as written by R.j. Ritchie and Sheryl Crow....
Hurricanes in December-earthquakes in the heartland
Bad air index on a flashing warning sign
Bound for trouble-the picture is dirty

We'll know when we get there
If we'll find mercy

Flotsam and Jetsam in charge of the agency
Where truth gets twisted in danger of dissolving
When war is profit and profit is war

We'll know when we get there
If we'll find mercy

Certified minds exacting a toll
Trying to fit a square block in a round hole
A heart of darkness facing 1000 bloodshot eyes

We'll know when we get there
If we'll find mercy

Lyrics submitted by geezerdoo

"The Picture" as written by Alan Anthony Silvestri

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    General CommentWow no comments at all??

    Seems to me to be a commentary on the current global, social climate. Farrar wonders if "mercy" awaits. He apparently thinks something exists after this life, but can't readily accept the possibility that it's good, considering what we've made of this world and done to each other in our brief history.

    For those who understand Christian philosophy, perhaps a better question to ask, instead of whether or not we "will" find mercy, is to ask whether or not grace even exists.

    Rayburnon October 29, 2011   Link

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