I see Muhammad at the end of his life
the devil burned escaping his mouth
he had sung the sweetest song to me
and I see Vietnam collecting our blood
and John's reflection in the black wall
he was sad, but he was finally free

and I see four horsemen, four prophets
four arms of a cross leaning upon you
you were spending all your Sunday's counting
and I see twenty demons for every man
who falls asleep next to his fortune
you must know, he must know, I am stone
and I'm messing with a blue skin boy
who's boiling veins are full
with rivers of disbelief
and I'm talking to the ten foot man
with the axe in his hand
for some reason he knows me

I see Babylon passed out on the floor
don't know whether I should wake him
his alarm is ringing out my ear drums
I see six directions all at one time
and seven sleepers now surround me
a hundred years of never knowing what it's like
my memory is a no good cheat
it's full of crescent green that started to stain my tongue
now I'm looking for a sunburned God
with a straight-eyed shot
yea, he owes me some favors

well I see corporations buying our souls
putting heaven out of business
anything to kill the competition
and I see eleven year olds waiving their guns
fighting wars their fathers started
just trying to make an honest living
and I see twenty years inside of this trench
passing time and dodging bullets
well it's fine if you can take the violence
but I'll see death before I see any rest
maybe that's the way it should be
so I think it's best to just cover my eyes


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    General CommentPer the "Grandfather" page on SimpleStereo.com:

    I see Muhammad at the end of his life,
    The devil bird escaping his mouth
    He had sung the sweetest songs to me
    I see Vietnam collecting our blood,
    and John's reflection in the black wall
    He was sad, but he was finally free

    And I see four horsemen, four prophets
    Four arms of a cross leaning upon you
    You were spending all your Sundays counting
    And I see twenty demons for every man
    Who falls asleep next to his fortune
    He is stone and you are stone and I am stone

    And I'm wrestling the blue-skinned bull
    His pulling veins are full
    Rivers of disbelief
    And I'm talking to the ten foot man
    with the axe in his hand
    For some reason he knows me

    I see Babylon passed out on the floor
    Don't know whether I should wake him
    His alarm is ringing out my ear drums
    I see six directions all at one time
    And seven sleepers now surround me
    A hundred years of never knowing what it's like

    My memory's a no good cheat
    His fertile crescent greed is starting to sting my tongue
    Now I'm looking for a sunburnt God
    With a straight-eye shot
    Yeah he owes me some favors

    Well I see corporations buying our souls,
    Putting heaven out of business
    Anything to kill the competition
    And I see eleven year olds waving their guns,
    Fighting wars their fathers started
    Just trying to make an honest living
    And I've seen twenty years inside of this trench,
    Passing time and dodging bullets
    Well it's fine if you can take the violence
    But I'll see death before I see any rest,
    Maybe that's the way it should be
    So I think it's best to just cover my eyes
    crstlbllron December 13, 2011   Link

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