"D'Archangel rises with eyes that accuse. A bouquet of black orchids for you as you weep in the ruins of all that you knew, of all that you cherished, of all you possessed. It's a mess! And the message is scrawled on the wall. It says 'God bless America!' God bless what's left. And what's right? And what's wrong? Well, we still have the songs - but where are you Gershwin now that we need you? God how we need you..."

"And down in the city of heartbreak and needles, a needle is rammed and a new dream begins. And the subway's a hospital - beds on the tracks. And the victims are cracked under bandages, wrapped in their oxygen tents. Looking tense because the doctor's demented and holding a pin... and if they cry out, he'll hammer it in. Yes, Gershwin is grinning 'Come Join Me!' God how I need you right now..."

"Watch Washington wash in what's left of the White House. Hear Hendrix make love to his ghost. Hear Abraham, Marin and John sing a song as they snip at your hair, as they butter their toast. Fred Astaire sings along as he skips down the stairs of the Pentagon. Gone! It's all gone - the American dream.... Christ, it's only a dream. But where are you, George? Now that we need you..."

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    General CommentThis was written in 1985, but reading or listening to it after September 11, 2001 is quite scary. It’s about the downfall of America and destruction of the American dream. EK-S may have some prophetic abilities, but let’s just hope he’s not right with such dark visions in the first two verses (although I’m from Central Europe and many people here wouldn’t care :-)) Anyway, it’s a pretty complex composition and I especially like the industrial part midway of the track. It's obvious that Steven Stapleton was there in the studio... And the strings are good, too. I think Abraham, Martin and John are supposed to be Lincoln, ML King and JFK. All three of them were assassinated...
    slow pulse boyon July 30, 2008   Link

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