All Fall Down

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by ktmexc20, Sep 5, 2006.

  1. I was checkin' out videos on youtube today and I thought Z and the other libs would appreciate this. Nice production from "A Burnt Page Film", Not to mention a great song from my favorite band.

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    Throwing Stones__by the Grateful Dead
    Picture a bright blue ball just spinning, spinning free
    Dizzy with eternity.
    Paint it with a skin of sky, brush in some clouds and sea
    Call it home for you and me.

    A peaceful place or so it looks from space
    A closer look reveals the human race.
    Full of hope, full of grace, is the human face.
    But afraid, we may our home to waste.

    Theres a fear down here we cant forget... hasnt got a name just yet
    Always awake, always around singing ashes to ashes all fall down.

    Now watch as the ball revolves and the nighttime calls
    And again the hunt begins and again the bloodwind calls
    By and by again, the morning sun will rise
    But the darkness never goes from some mens eyes.

    It strolls the sidewalks and it rolls the streets
    Stalking turf, dividing up meat.
    Nightmare spook, piece of heat, you and me, you and me.

    Click, flashblade in ghetto night. rudies looking for a fight.
    Rat cat alley roll them bones. need that cash to feed that jones
    And the politicians throwing stones
    Singing ashes, ashes all fall down.

    Commissars and pin-striped bosses role the dice
    Any way they fall guess who gets to pay the price.

    Money green or proletarian gray, selling guns instead of food today.
    So the kids they dance, they shake their bones
    While the politicians throwing stones
    Singing ashes, ashes all fall down.

    Heartless powers try to tell us what to think
    If the spirits sleeping, then the flesh is ink.
    Historys page, it is thusly carved in stone
    The futures here, we are it, we are on our own.

    If the game is lost then were all the same
    No one left to place or take the blame.
    We will leave this place an empty stone
    Or this shinning ball of blue we can call our home

    So the kids they dance, they shake their bones
    While the politicians are throwing stones
    Singing ashes, ashes all fall down.

    Shipping powders back and forth
    Singing black goes south while white comes north
    And the whole world full of petty wars
    Singing I got mine and you got yours.

    And the current fashions set the pace.
    Lose your step, fall out of grace.
    And the radical he rant and rage, singing someone got to turn the page

    And the rich man in his summer home,
    Singing just leave well enough alone
    But his pants are down, his covers blown
    And the politicians are throwing stones

    So the kids they dance they shake their bones
    Cause its all too clear were on our own

    Picture a bright blue ball just spinning, spinning free
    Its dizzying, the possibilities. ashes, ashes all fall down.