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Happening At Home

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[1992]
Lyrics & Music by Bill Broughton
Album: CrookSongs
Crook Songs


Bill wrote this scarily prophetic little number based on some folk twiddle. It rocks and it's just about my favourite. At the time, of course, it wasn't in the least prophetic, it was happening, just as it is again..

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So how long - have I sat here
Trying to put the whole thing right?
If I could find a vehicle - I'd disappear
And grasp it before it's out of sight
I may say it's reckless and it's weak,
Living in a world based on people's greed
And you may say that's how the river flows,
Well, my friend, I think the bank just broke.

So do as you do -as you've done before,
It's the party line, read it out once more.
Morale is low, send them off to war,
No better way of sneaking in -through the back door.

I may say you're crazy or insane,
How many dead for political gain ?
And you may say we have to stop the tide,
Well, my friend, I think the tide's too high...

It'll end in tears,
It'll end right here!
It'll end in tears,
It'll end right here..––because
It's happening at home,
It's happening,
Happening right here.

So you live by a book that preaches peace,
Our people divided by religious belief.
You use that name and bless the bloody guns,
When the only source of life -comes from the sun..

I may say you're playing power games,
Control the people with fear and with shame.
And you may say these people need a crutch,
Waste your life this way and living ain't enough,
Waste your life this way and living ain't enough...

It'll end in tears,
It'll end right here,
It'll end in tears,
It'll end right here ––because
It's happening at home,
It's happening,
Happening right here.

So how long -have I sat here,
Trying to put - the whole thing right?
If I could find a vehicle I'd disappear
And grasp it before it's out of sight.
And grasp it before it's out of sight.
And grasp it before it's out of sight..

I may say it's reckless and it's weak,
Living in a world based on people's greed
And you may say that's how the river flows,
Well, my friend, I think the bank just broke,
Well, my friend, I think the bank just broke,
Well, my friend, I think the bank just broke,
Well, my friend, I think the bank just broke....

inviata da giorgio - 17/5/2013 - 14:10



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