21st Century Not-so Suite
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ah, the Chinese curse--we live in interesting times.....
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Peak: #332   (261,388 songs currently in Rock)
Peak in sub-genre: #24   (8,531 songs currently in Folk Rock)
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November 25, 2011
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MP3 9.6 MB, bitrate 128 kbps.
10:26 minutes
Words/music
Martin Holsinger © Amoghasiddhi Music
Story behind the song
I originally wrote this as a poem about 15 years ago after a trip out west. When, at long last, I turned it into a song, it turned into two related songs, not unlike the Grateful Dead's "Weather Report Suite." This one's about the weather, too....
Lyrics
THE APOCALYPSE SUITE pt. 1: Paradise Lost (C)Hiking in the (F)high San Juans where (C)once lush meadows (Am)bloomed, we found a (C)rocky, barren (F)desert (C) (C)ghosts of lodgepole (Am)pines (C)springs that supported (Dm)Native towns (C)shrunk to muddy (G)pools fled (C)East across the (F)baking plains to a(C) home so hot and (Am)dry ex(C)cept when tornadoes and (F)thunderstorms ex(C)plode out of the (Am)sky (C)Cities farms and fo(Dm)rests (C)Fall beneath their (G)scythe (F)Texas is burning (Gm)Mexico's burning (Am)Russia is burning (Bb)Canada's burning Why are (C)we such burning (D)fools? All the (C)politicians (F)promise (C)They will guard us (Am)well, Keep us (C)safe from the dangerous (F)people South of the (C)border and across the (Am)sea (C)Build more prisons (Dm)Build more highways (C)Cut the welfare (G)rolls Keep (C)gays and Muslims (F)in their place Ar(C)rest pot smokers (Am)too (C)smash the unions,(F) shush the teachers Let (C)corporations (Am)rule Tell me, (C)what does (Dm)this kind of talk Have to (C)do with(G)reality? (F) Africa's burning (Gm)The Amazon's burning (Am)Australia's burning (Bb)Borneo's burning Why are (C)we such burning (D)fools? D7/Dm7/F pt.2 the healing (F)I meet too many people been di-Gm)agnosed insane their(F)passion and their an(Bb)ger sub(F)dued by physicians’ (Dm)pills told brain(F)chemistry Is their prob(Gm)lem, (Bb)not society's (C)ills chor: (F)Heal their souls and (Gm)save the world (F)Heal their souls and (Gm)save the world (F)heal their souls and (Bb)save the (C)world (F) Every day, I pray for com(Gm)passion and understanding; but the (F)howl from the chaos (Bb)ahead grows loud(Dm)er--(F)black magic spells so the (Gm)vampires can (Bb)feed just a little bit (C)longer (F)Heal their souls and (Gm)save the world (F)Heal their souls and (Gm)save the world (F)heal their souls and (Bb)save the (C)world (F)This heart of mine-- (Gm)offered so many times-- (F)broken many (Bb)times, (F)shattered pieces scattered (Dm)through my history now (F)breaks so easily (Gm)opens (Bb)clumsi(C)ly (F)Heal my soul and (Gm)save the world (F)Heal my soul and (Gm)save the world (F)heal my soul and (Bb)save the (C)world Still I (F)will not (Gm)hide my heart a (F)hidden heart never (Bb)heals (F)Damn all fear of looking fool(Dm)ish! Gonna (F)let my heart shine Let it (Gm)burn white hot, (Bb)burn (C)clear F)Heal our souls and (Gm)save the world (F)Heal our souls and (Gm)save the world (F)heal our souls and (Bb)save the (C)world (F) heal our souls and (Gm)ease the yearning (F)heal our souls and (Gm)stop the burning (F)heal our souls and (Gm)save our brothers (F)heal our souls and (Gm)heal our Mother (F)heal the world there (Bb)is no (C)other the (Bb)change begins with(C)in the (Bb)change begins with(C)in the (Bb)change be(C)gins with(F)in