"son, did you stare too long in front of that mirror?
did it break you when your conscience didn't get any clearer
with the stomach you fill with all the food you eat
and lack of pain you feel for the eyes that weep
outside your window sill of the castle where you sleep?

has the sun stopped shining upon the crown you hang?
has your love and your hate started to feel the same?
did that leave you feeling empty, feeling sick,
feeling as empty as a child's stomach?

as alone and forsaken as you'd like to be
there are shoreless miseries of oceans, not seas
while you wallow and wail in your tower of ivory
your sister is starving, your brother is begging

your sisters are starving, your brothers are begging
your mothers are mourning, your fathers are folding

unseen, unsung - under the same sun

wake up, look up, there's a warmth up there
a reminder of peace, a reason to care

a reason to care

wake up, look up, that's something you share.

there's more to life than the boy in that mirror...

wake up, wake up, wake up."

...from the depths of this hell:
where the free are slaves,
no difference between the cowards and brave,
where our love and hate have become the same,
it's time that we "unbecame"...

where the ears are deaf, and tounges too dry
where the arms don't hold, and seeing eyes go blind

where nothing is everything
and everything is nothing:

"arise-my soul, and sing."


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  • +1
    General Commentso incredible intelligent lyrics
    alfahcon March 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHeavy references to and even direct quotes from E.E. Cumming's "now does our world descend" here:

    americanpoems.com/poets/eecummings/…

    Both this song and the poem explain themselves really. Life-affirming stuff.
    nedologiston January 09, 2010   Link
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    General Commentnow does our world descend
    HomerunHenryon August 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIncredible lyrics. I listened to this song properly for the first time today, I mean I'd heard it dozens of times but never REALLY listened to it and the lyrics and passion moved me to tears.

    Come back Have Heart!
    heliwolfon October 11, 2012   Link

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