TELL ME EVERYTHING

 

Take me down to where the past lies buried in a field

Where cannon roared and filled the air with smoke and misery

Where ghosts of blue and grey still battle... chained by history
Tell me everything

Remind me how it happened... tell me why it had to be

Show me where is glory found in hollow victory

And why so many people are still bound in slavery
Tell me everything

What truth remains in the bosom of Abraham

What's really changed but the colour of money
Lies buy lies, honesty buys honesty

And revenge... is not a healing remedy

The tattered flags of nation hang still now in the breeze

Echoing the strange fruit that once hung from southern trees

As our children pay the bitter price of modern tyranny

Tell me everything

Tell me why...don't talk to me of liberty

Ring no bells.. let no fanfares sound
No empty words... no hollow promises

Speak to me in words of truth that I can understand

Tell me everything

What truth remains in the bosom of Abraham

What's really changed but the colour of money
Lies buy lies, honesty buys honesty

And revenge... is not a healing remedy

 

© Errol Walsh