Friday, November 9, 2012

Post-Election Lyrics

I have not yet unpacked most of my CDs post-seminary, so I have been borrowing CDs from the local library. Just today I picked up Not Too Late, by Norah Jones. In light of the events of this past week, the eighth track struck a chord with me. You can listen to a live performance of the song here.

My Dear Country

'Twas Halloween and the ghosts were out
And everywhere they'd go they shout
And though I covered my eyes I knew
They'd go away

But fear's the only thing I saw
And three days later was clear to all
That nothing is as scary as election day

But the day after is darker
And darker and darker it goes
Who knows maybe the plans will change
Who knows maybe he's not deranged

The news men know what they know but they
Know even less than what they say
And I don't know who I can trust
For the come what may

'Cuz we believed in our candidate
But even more it's the one we hate
I needed someone I could shake
On election day

But the day after is darker
And deeper and deeper we go
Who knows maybe it's all a dream,
Who knows if I'll wake up and scream

I love the things that you've given me
I cherish you my dear country
But sometimes I don't understand
The way we play

I love the things that you've given me
And most of all that I am free
To have a song that I can sing
On election day

Norah Jones
Muthajones Music-EMI Blackwood Music (BMI)
from the album Not Too Late

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