Nero;s Ground Zero Blues

you're walking on a tightrope...cherishing a slim hope

hanging on by a thread

slipping on to thin ice,  ain't got time to think twice

tomorrow you might be dead

...

when there's a red sun rising up above ground zero

there'll be no time for lies. or playing the hero

Satan's tuning up a fiddle...

going to play a little 'Nero's Blues'...

...

countdown in 'the cold war'... what the hell is it for?

you need no chainsaw to cut your throat...

taking too much for granted, when you get what you wanted

you'll realize you've missed the boat

...

when there's a red sun rising up above 'ground zero';

there'll be no time for lies, or playing the hero...

Satan is tuning up his fiddle

gonna play a little 'Nero's Blues'...

...

 

 

anic on th main line, blod as cheap as red wine

hand trembles on the hotline 'phone

they're all strung out on power, trying to be 'man of the hour'

when the hour is all it's own...

...

whoa, and time ain't talkin', though she hints she knows

exactly what the man is like beneath his clothes...

early in the mornin', now; sailor take warnin'

when the ill wind blows...

...

the man talking on the TV, he ought to be in moves

he's got that slick trickster smile

both the hawks and the doves, got horseshoes in their gloves

kangaroo court martial trial...

...

and poor blind Justice, crying on the witness stand

trying to explain 'rape' to a jury of men...

she looks like Venus de Milo with the cuffs on her hands

,,,they don't understand...

...

you're walking on a tight rope... cherishing a slim hope

hanging on by a thread...

slipping onto thin ice, ain't got time to think twice;

tomorrow we may all be dead...

when there's a red sun rising up above 'ground zero'

there'll be no time left for playing the hero...

Satan is tuning up his fiddle;

get ready for a little 'Nero's Blues'!...

     ...well... this is not a new song... 'the man talking on the TV, ought to be in movies..." was in fact Ronald Reagan, when this song was written... who could have guessed the buffoonery that would beset the U.S.A. to follow?...'ground zero' was wherever a nuclear device was detonated, not a hallowed hollow in the New York City skyline... a word or two has changed since this song was recorded, and changes yet to come. I'm sure... ( I guess 'change' is all we can ever be sure of... sure would be good to see some positive change in this sad old world...) love to all, d.

 

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