Friday, May 20, 2011

Bring on the Acrobats and Clowns

I swear, the amazing Carly Simon truly has a song for every occasion ... even for the Rapture happening this weekend.


Truly, nobody does it better than this.

"Share the End"
(Carly Simon/Jacob Brackman)

Here come the priests, each one wailing and bemoaning
Lordy, they got their heads bowed down
Here come the madmen, they're too excited for atoning:
"Burn the mosque," they're shouting, "Burn it down!"
Save me a place, surround me with friendly faces
All of us have gathered here to share the end -
To watch the world go up in flames
Please, Lord we're not ready
Give us a day
Give us an hour...

Here come the kings, Let's dispense with their apologizing
Just bring on the acrobats and clowns
Here comes the rumble, Hang on for universal dying
Please ignore the baying of the hounds

Save me a place, surround me with deadly faces
All of us have gathered here to share the end -
To watch the world go up in flames
Please, Lord we're not ready
Give us some time to work things out...
Please, Lord we're not ready
Give us a day
Give us an hour...

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