WHEN ROME FALLS

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joe2baba
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WHEN ROME FALLS

there's blood in your eyes from the dust in the air
while the buzzards circling overhead impatiently stare
you can feel something coming, you can see all the signs
to not know you would have to be crazy or blind

there are hellhounds and serpents taking over the street
there's a whore with stillborn bastards clutching at her feet
while a solemn string quartet performs a requiem
so discreetly no one even notices them

but this privileged information is useless as hell
nobody here would listen even if you did tell
there'll be nobody rescued and no one left to call
everybody will stand naked
when rome starts to fall

some people speak of justice but you know they don't know
they try to sell umbrellas when the wind starts to blow
swearing that salvation lies in choosing sides
curse you if you dare to cross their great divide

and the dealer wins at poker from drawing underhand
and there's always two more jokers than you can stand
when the cards are on the table the winner loses all
all bets are off
when rome starts to fall

the executioner is swinging from his own rope
we're all small at the wrong end of the microscope
someone's locked the stable but the horses have run
you can't take back the bullet once you fire the gun

and deep inside the silence a devastating sound
so complete the violence there's no higher ground
when the peaceful cheek turning becomes a broken jaw
and the whole empire is burning in it's own perverse law
so few will have the courage and none the wherewithal
to feel the love and mercy
when rome starts to fall

love,
jack


A SONG BY A FRIEND OF MINE I THOUGHT IT APROPRIATE

OM SHANTI

JOE_____________

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