A giant cloud up in the sky
The things she saw she hardly could spell
Honey, don’t stay too long in the sun, said Mom
And Julia doesn’t feel well

Waters are dying but they’re still blue
Blue as they were when the grass hadn’t gone
Picking flowers is something I’ve never done
Because of radiation

On the day
The day the earth stood still
It’s getting dark
So move a little closer
Yesterday
The white powder fell
But the snow didn’t melt in the sun
And the summer has gone

A whole new world has gone astray
People seem never to learn
Mistakes that are made steer us into
A corporate grave - genetic alteration

Night after night I keep dreaming
Burned out children won’t play anymore
Blown away and the wind takes their ashes ashore
Their final destination


Lyrics submitted by liquidmercurial

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    General CommentI think this song is about the threat of Nuclear War. Beborn Beton is speaking as a survivor of a fallout.
    DashXon April 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is such a beautiful song.
    I agree that it's commenting on the possibility of a nuclear war.
    SynthetikEcstacyon December 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYes. I first understood this song when reading "Alas, Babylon" by Pat Frank which covers the same sort of topic.
    Dynamooon August 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah, this is about the after effects to nuclear war. What a beautiful, yet creepy song.
    v-ruson March 11, 2008   Link

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