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Poor the War Away

Karl Blau
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Lead single "Poor The War Away" finds him castigating mankind for its addiction to the futility of warfare over lush, interstellar country guitars and keyboard purrs. War seems like it may be here to stay, but Blau refuses to give into despair, holding out hope that we can break the cycle. ("People need hate in their souls/like they need a hole.")

Song of the Day: Karl Blau – Poor The War Away
Let me lessen all the guessin'
Let me know the score
Let me settle in the nettle
Make me hope for more
Make me holler
Make me call her
Make me feel my way
Let me tend her on a bender
Lady Liberty

At the roots, we shared our boots
Now we choose our shoes
Now we make the bed we lie in
Now we lie in our sleep
Wake me, brother, from my senses
Help me come to terms
Across the desert, in our dreams
We count our chickens and burns

Why is there this war to stay
If we keep it fed in May?
Why is there this war today?
Poor the war away
Why is there this war to stay
If we keep it fed in May?
Natural in the children's play
But they're the first to say
Poor the war away

Unconscious since 1996
Just trippin' on this woman
And the baby's in the crib
What kind of a world do I want my girls in?
Not by the hair of his chinny chin chin
We got the ego to more than get by
Make our differences pieces of the pie
I say as I sigh, just one more piece to make anyone cry

People walk in fear's shadow
People walk holes too, you know
People need hate in their soul
Like they need a hole
People walk in fear's shadow
People walk holes too, you know
People need hate in their soul
Like they need a hole
Like a brand new hole

Get ready
Get ready with confetti
Pick your Ro Sham Bo
Get your honey while it's sunny
Golden rivers flow
Lose your crown and pass it down
And down and down some truth
As you're drinking from the fountain
Do you need more proof?
What is fed will grow up healthy and strong
What is sheltered may not know right from wrong
(?)

As I ate my surroundings
I slipped into a dream
Milky Way here to stay
Till I sipped it like cream
Mirror of stars, contemplating our state
Hear the hungry howl of the beast
With the sunshine plate
You don't want to be food
You don't want to be rude
Walk into his lair

Why is war?
Why is poor?
(Hear a voice call, "Next")

Why is there this war to stay
If we keep it fed in May?
Why is there this war today?
Poor the war away
Why is there this war to stay
If we keep it fed in May?
Natural in the children's play
But they're the first to say
Poor the war away
War (away)
Poor
Why is there this war?
Poor the war away
War
Poor
War

2020/9/27 - 14:59



Language: English

2012 Version
Album: Songles

This was yet another attempt at the lyrics of this song. I feel like it's going to have many, many lives maybe before it really finds itself. I'd like to rewrite them now to speak more directly about the affects of war which we seem so distant from here in the U.S.A.

Let me know if you figure out any good usable verses for this song, we'll do a duet.

Poor The War Away, by Karl Blau


POOR THE WAR AWAY

Why is there this War today?
Why is there this War today?
Why is there this War today?
Why is there this War?

Let me lessen all the guessin'
Let me know the score
Let me settle in the nettle
Let me hope for more
Make me taller, make me cooler
Make me hold the door
Make me pretty in the city
Make me work my core

Loosen my tongue - get ready, set, speak
On the things in life that make my weaknesses
Sizzle and sup on my mind, my time is tied
To the tidal grasp of my hide
Tap on your bruises, it's the ego that cries
Just don't look into its eyes
Hey, why don't you talk about your muscles instead of your fears?

Why is there this war today, why is there this war today?
Why is there this war today, why is there this war?

Get ready, get ready, get ready for the steady
Get your Ro Sham Bo,
Get your honey while it's sunny, get your golden flow
Lose your crown and pass it round
Crowded losers frown,
list your piss among the vinegar off the lost and found
Cancel the bars and cancel the reception
Extend your life by extending your perception
To include those around you, even those in the cracks,
Between worlds they slipped, so pass over some slack
Pass the box with the ancient inscription,
like in the pyramids prescriptions
I'll take this long distance call
And when we peer amid the questions we'll raise
Why is War? Why is poor?
We find lying a sly paralyze-r
With a sign anyone can see at least for a buck
After good riddance is written good luck

Why is there this War today?
Why is there this War today?
Why is there this War today?
Poor the War away
Poor the War away
Poor the War away

2020/9/27 - 15:26



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