Beneath the old iron
bridges, across the Victorian parks and all the frightened people running home before dark
Past the saturday morning cinema
that lies crumbling to the ground
And the piss stinking shopping centre in the new side of town
I've come to smell the
seasons change and watch the city as the sun goes down again
Here comes another winter of long shadows and high hopes
Here comes another winter, waitin' for utopia, waitin' for hell to
This is the land, where nothing changes
The land of red buses and blue blooded babies
This is the
place, where pensioners are raped and the hearts are being cut from the welfare state
Let the poor drink the milk, while
the rich eat the honey
Let the bums count their blessings, while they count the money
So many people, can't express
what's on their minds, nobody knows them and nobody ever will
Until their backs are broken and their dreams are stolen
they can't get what they want, then they're gonna get angry
Well it ain't written in the papers but it's written on the
walls, he way this country is divided to fall
So the cranes are moving on the skyline, tryin' to knock down this town
the stains on the heartland can never be removed from this country that's sick, sad, and confused
Here comes another
winter, of long shadows and high hopes
Here comes another winter, waitin' for utopia, waitin' for hell to freeze over
ammunition's being passed (This is the 51st state), and the lord's been praised
But the wars on the televisions will never
All the bankers getting' sweaty (This is the 51st state) beneath their white collars
As the pound in our
pocket turns into a dollar
This is the 51st state of the U.S.A.
In 1787, at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, one
day Benjamin Franklin came out the door from where they were working on the Constitution. There were people hanging around
outside on the street, waiting to hear any news of how things were progressing. A woman asked Franklin, "Sir, what kind of
government are you giving us?" Franklin replied, "A republic, madam,
if you can keep it." And we had the advantage of Western values--eighteenth century Age of Enlightenment, and all that--and
an already established tradition of democracy, not thousands of years knowing nothing but various forms of authoritarian,
totalitarian monarchies and dictators and tyrants. Even when America was an English colony, we still had a certain amount
of democratic self-government under the English crown. In fact, the American Revolution only happened when it did because
the Parliament in London passed a bunch of new oppressive laws that America had no say in and which took away many rights.
That was the spark that lit the fire. If George III hadn't pushed those laws through, who knows how long England might have
held onto America? They got greedy.
And that's why many, almost all of the nations in the last 200 and so years
are mad or envious about the USA: because good or bad with all of our ups and downs we have succeed so far up to date in following
the writings of a book called The Constitution that has become as popular as The Bible, but this one it is for real: No Adam,
No Eve, just plain citizens without distinction of sex, race or believes...
Claudio and Mark Behrens
MIGHT AS WELL LATE THAN NEVER...
Steel reached the 50th story in December 2010.
the Port Authority schedule, the tower is expected to open in the fourth quarter of 2013, , an illuminated spire containing
a television antenna will rise to a final height of 1,776 feet and access to the PATH, subway, and World Financial Center.
I'll be there it was and it is a living structure part of myself...
AN ENDLESS RIVER...