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Departing ...
05-Aug-2011

Departing ...

Here Comes The Flood



When the night shows
the signals grow on radios
All the strange things
they come and go, as early warnings
Stranded starfish have no place to hide
still waiting for the swollen Easter tide
There's no point in direction we cannot
even choose a side.

I took the old track
the hollow shoulder, across the waters
On the tall cliffs
they were getting older, sons and daughters
The jaded underworld was riding high
Waves of steel hurled metal at the sky
and as the nail sunk in the cloud, the rain
was warm and soaked the crowd.

Lord, here comes the flood
We'll say goodbye to flesh and blood
If again the seas are silent
in any still alive
It'll be those who gave their island to survive
Drink up, dreamers, you're running dry.

When the flood calls
You have no home, you have no walls
In the thunder crash
You're a thousand minds, within a flash
Don't be afraid to cry at what you see
The actors gone, there's only you and me
And if we break before the dawn, they'll
use up what we used to be.

Lord, here comes the flood
We'll say goodbye to flesh and blood
If again the seas are silent
in any still alive
It'll be those who gave their island to survive
Drink up, dreamers, you're running dry.

by Peter Gabriel
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This picture and song is dedicated especially to my country man,
ice hockey player Karlis Skrastins and also to his "Lokomativ"
team mates and to their relatives who were left behind with tragedy
to live with.

on blog:
http://beforeleavingearth.blogspot.com/

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On BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-14822582

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Chris Morton08-Sep-2011 07:11
a remarkable image.....

...and in the saddest way appropriate to its dedication; I always hope there is a place in the cosmos where the sun does shine more on the righteous
regi olbrechts07-Sep-2011 21:18
Very elegant, eery, magic
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