Friday, January 04, 2008

Strangers In Paradise

There was something like Eden in the place. It had sprung up overnight, and in the first days of its being, the Powers That Claimed Power installed a woman and a man to look after it. It wasn't Paradise, for this was many thousands of years after the Fall, and it was already Winter. But it was a nice little garden, nevertheless. And two ravens flew by...


Huginn: Look, they have made a big place in a small place, and half of it is filled with innocent children!

Muninn: I remember they built a tower almost unto heaven, and it was filled with half-innocent children.

H: There is a mighty tree in the middle, and also some really odd landscaping.

M: I remember we had two trees, and two people, and a lot of animals.

H: Hey, they've made two statues in memory of us.

M: (looking sharply downward) Oh, please! Those are meant to be eagles, and pretty ugly ones at that.


Another Day In Paradise

She calls out to the man on the street,
Sir, can you help me?
It is cold and I've nowhere to sleep,
Is there somewhere you can tell me ?

He walks on, doesn't look back,
he pretends he can't hear her;
starts to whistle as he crosses the street
seems embarrassed to be there.

Oh, think twice:
it's another day for
you and me in paradise...
Oh, think twice:
it's just another day for you,
you and me in paradise...

She calls out to the man on the street,
he can see she's been crying;
she's got blisters on the soles of her feet,
she can't walk, but she's trying

Oh, think twice...

Oh Lord, is there nothing more anybody can do
Oh Lord, there must be something you can say

You can tell from the lines on her face,
you can see that she's been there;
probably been moved on from every place,
'cos she didn't fit in there

Oh think twice...


But there are no more days in this little place which was a bit like Paradise, and it is empty now.

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