wake up and see morning glories
the size of seas, the size of oceans
the color bright and high and blinding
and I can see it with my eyes closed
the earth beneath my feet is shining
a liquid sea, a liquid fire
I scratch my skin and feel the salt leave
I watch my shadow as it's climbing

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    General Commentthat's j. robert oppenheimer at the beginning, the head of the manhattan project, responsible for building the first atomic bomb, reflecting on the changes wrought by his discoveries. the quote is powerful, and the video it's sourced from is also moving:


    "morning glory" was a little late to the game as far as nuclear paranoia in music is concerned; the high point for that was the 1980s, the era of reagan, sdi, missile stockpiles, and 'the day after.' but for anyone who grew up during that time, this song strikes a nerve. the image of mushroom clouds as flowering blooms is a rare poetic touch for grotus, who much of the time used caricature, irony, and overstatement to make their points. this is easily the most affecting track they ever recorded.
    scooperon June 15, 2009   Link

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