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Saturday, December 4, 2010

RUN STRAIGHT DOWN


I CAN SEE IT WITH MY EYES CLOSED

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(4-Aminobiphenyl, hexachlorobenzene
Dimethyl sulfate, chloromethyl methylether
2, 3, 7, 8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-
para-dioxin, carbon disulfide)
(Dibromochloropane, chlorinated
benzenes, 2-Nitropropane, pentachlorophenol,
Benzotrichloride, strontium chromate
1, 2-Dibromo-3-chloropropane)
I went walking in the wasted city
Started thinking about entropy
Smelled the wind from the ruined river
Went home to watch TV

And it's worse when I try to remember
When I think about then and now
I'd rather see it on the news at eleven
Sit back, and watch it run straight down
Run straight down
Run straight down
I can see it with my eyes closed
Run straight down

We've been living in the shadows all our lives
Where it's stand in line and don't look back
and don't look left and don't look right
So we hide our eyes and wonder who'll survive
Waiting for the night...
Fluorocarbons in the ozone layer
First the water and the wildlife go
Pretty soon there's not a creature stirring
'Cept the robots at the dynamo

And it's worse when I try to remember
When I think about then and now
I'd rather see it on the news at eleven
Sit back, and watch it run straight down
Run straight down
Run straight down
I can see it with my eyes closed
Run straight down

Warren Zevon
1947 - 2003



2 comments:

  1. This post really speaks to me.
    It makes me think of the difference between memories of Grandma vs. pictures of Grandma.
    It makes me think of the difference between the Ohio Pyle on a map vs. Dad's voice telling stories of our deep roots there.

    The Maxfield Parish luminosity of that wonderful image giving way to chemicals wicking into water and air forever… ruined.

    Kids need to see, hear and feel the difference between a fish stream and a dead stream.

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  2. "Pretty soon there's not a creature stirring
    'Cept the robots at the dynamo"

    We will be the mining planet, formally known as Earth.

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