Tuesday, July 4, 2006

Sorrow about to Fall


I happened to look up a ELO song for something, and I noted that the lyrics seemed to (completely unintentionally) echo the situation in our country right now.

My “interpretation” appears in RED.


Sorrow About To Fall
by Electric Light Orchestra – “Balance of Power” (Ironic album title)

There's a silence in the city, there's nobody around 
(The “City” is Washington DC, where there a few if any conservatives left)
And everyone that we knew moved to higher ground 
(People disengaging, losing hope)
There's a shadow hanging overhead, it lingers there alone 
(Obama & Socialism)
Changing all we ever knew, the changes start to show 
(Will the Great Country that so many thousands of soldiers died for exist anymore?)

There's a sorrow about to fall
There's a sorrow about to fall

There's a new sound in the wires, and ears are to the ground 
(We all are just waiting for the other shoe to drop; what’s next?)
And everything that once was ours has slowly turned around 
(The USA used to be Of the People, For the People, now who is it for?)
Something happened to the seasons, started falling with the rain 
(Thousands of drops of water/progressivism over the last 80 years)
And something changed forever, we gotta find a way 
(It is already over, but people still hope – right?)

There's a sorrow about to fall
There's a sorrow about to fall

There's people in the photographs, but they all had to run
They went away to somewhere, beyond the setting sun 

(The Founding Fathers and other great statesmen – they now only exist in images on the walls, their hopes and dreams for the future destroyed)

There's a sorrow about to fall
There's a sorrow about to fall
There's a sorrow about to fall
There's a sorrow about to fall

Here is the video of the original:
Sorrow about to Fall
or
Sorrow about to Fall

Scott.bolander@outlook.com

This was posted on 11/14/2012 - I backdated so it would appear somewhere other than the top of my blog, which is not political.