Oh, can it be, the voices calling me, they get lost and out of time…

A Silver Mt. Zion  – Built Then Burnt

album: Born Into Trouble As The Sparks Fly Upwards (2001)



  1. unknown voice:

    Dear Brothers and Sisters!
    Dear Enemies and Friends!
    Why are we all so alone here?
    All we need is a little more hope, a little more joy
    All we need is a little more light, a little less weight, a little more freedom
    If we were an army, and if we believed that we were an army
    And we believed
    That everyone was scared
    Like little lost children in their grown up clothes and poses
    So we ended up alone here
    Floating through long wasted days
    Or great tribulations
    While everything felt wrong

    Good words
    Strong words
    Words that could’ve moved mountains
    Words that no one ever said
    We were all waiting to hear those words
    And no one ever said them
    And the tactics never hatched.
    And the plans were never mapped.
    And we all learned not to believe.
    And strange lonesome monsters loafed through the hills
    wondering why
    And it is best to never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever wonder why

    So tangle; Oh tangle us up in bright red ribbons!
    Let’s have a parade
    It’s been so long since we had a parade
    So let’s have a parade
    Let’s invite all our friends
    And all our friends’ friends
    Let’s promenade down the boulevards
    With terrific pride
    And light in our eyes
    Twelve feet tall and staggering!
    Sick with joy
    With the angels there
    And light in our eyes
    Brothers and Sisters
    Hope still waits in the wings
    Like a bitter spinster
    And shivering
    Waiting to build her glorious fires.
    I’s because of our plans man;
    Our beautiful ridiculous plans!
    Let’s launch them like careening jetplanes!
    Let’s crash all our planes in the river!
    Let’s build strange and radiant machines
    At this Jericho waiting to fall


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