What Remains - The Lights Are Out

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THE LIGHTS ARE OUT IN THIS TOWN

I LOOK INTO THEIR ROOM AS THEY SLEEP IN PEACE
AND WONDER IF THER DREAMS WILL PUT THEM AT EASE
I PRAY FOR THE STRENGTH OF MY WIFE AS SHE DRAGS HERSELF OUT OF THE BED
WORKING TWO JOBS DAY AND NIGHT TO GIVE US OUR DAILY BREAD

I LOST MY WORK TWELVE MONTHS AGO
TO A WORLD WHERE THE MASTERS OF THE MARKET RULE
I’VE BEEN LEFT BEHIND, FORGOTTEN AND MAROONED
AS THE DUST BLOWS DOWN THE ALLEY I’M A MAIN STREET RUIN

THE LIGHTS ARE OUT IN THIS TOWN
NO PLACE TO GO THEY’RE KEEPING US DOWN____
SO MUCH FOR HOPE…SO MUCH FOR CHANGE
I JUST PRAY FOR DELIVERANCE TO A SAFER PLACE___
I LOOK DEEP WITHIN ME TO TAKE BACK MY FATE___
I ASK FOR A HELPING HAND NOT A BEGGAR’S PLATE___
I’M JUST LOOKING FOR THE TRUTH…………………….

IN WASHINGTON BOTH SIDES PLAY TO LOSE
ONE SIDE SAYS “RED”; THE OTHER SIDE SAYS “BLUE”
THE PRESIDENT WATCHES FROM THE OVAL ROOM
GIVES A SPEECH JUST WORDS ALONE WILL NEVER END THIS DOOM

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I JUST SIT IN WONDER AT THE STALEMATE
BURIED BY THE PAST I’D RATHER SOON FORGET
I’VE NEVER ASKED FOR NOTHING, JUST DID IT ON MY OWN
BUT NOW MY FIRM FOUDNATION IS SHAKEN TO ITS CORE

LIKE THE WANDERERS BEFORE I’M JUST AN IMMIGRANT
LOOKING TO THE ROCK OF FREEDOM, MY JOURNEY IS NOT OVER YET
I AIN’T LOKING TO BECOME THE HERO OF THE LATEST SPRINGSTEEN SONG
I WANT TO LIVE MY LIFE AND MAKE MY FAMILY WHOLE

Hamden, December 2009

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Song by Steven G. Mednick © 2010 Steven G. Mednick/Prospect Hill Words and Music

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