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From the recording Songs for Troubled Times


In the aftermath who will hold the reigns
will it be a just man compassionate and fair
or is vengeance sought
a will to make more despair

and the land is smoldering
the sea is thick
smoke becomes the air
while warm blood drips...tonight

I cried at its endings news
then I realized all had not been completed
but the futures vision was not mine
somehow all enemies had not been defeated

and it leaves me cold
and it leaves me frightened
growing sad scared and old
somewhere someone is laughing delighted