these are the days

captains of industry pulling the triggers
i can see through you and all of your games
the words of the prophets are written on cardboard
written on card and consigned to the flames

these are the days i swore we’d remember
these are the ages of weird and wit
while they are playing at servants and masters
you and i watch from the orchestra pit

nightmares will guide us from here to disaster
depths of damnation beneath lowering sky
somehow we’ve said all the words that we need to
so wish us good fortune and kiss us goodbye

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  1. abikertoo

     /  January 20, 2014

    Izz saoeunndeun laiyuk deh saloelee faeyuddeun voeyseus ub deh “myddeul klaeyeuss” dayut wunsst wuzz deh daeryyveun foars iyun deh deeveulleupmeyunt ub dys keuntaree ayuufteur teh Nawt Feursst weuurld wahr!!
    Naow deh paeuurz dayut bee awr taryyeun tew maeyuk sheeur dayut iyut nebbeur reeteurrnz enneemoar!!
    ai wuud nawt bee haeyppee wyff dayut.

  2. Those were the days, my friend
    I thought they’d never end …

    Oops, sorry! No, I like this one, Sun πŸ™‚

    • I think I was thinking more of Paul Simon’s “The Boy in the Bubble” wherein you find the line “These are the days of miracle and wonder…” rather than Mary Hopkin.

      And thank you πŸ˜€

      Oh, and also Simon & Garfunkel’s “Sound of Silence” “The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls…”

  3. damommza

     /  January 20, 2014

    You’ve got WW1 in the first stanza, WW2 in the second and in the last stanza..the “War to End all Wars”…history explained and tied in to a neat little package! Bravo on this one.


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