The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #99580   Message #3147449
Posted By: freda underhill
03-May-11 - 11:16 PM
Thread Name: Greg Brown - info, links & songs
Subject: RE: Greg Brown - info & links
Those lyrics (the Poet Game) are great, thanks michael, here's some of them..

..I watched my country turn into a coast-to-coast strip mall and I cried out in a song: if we could do all that in thirty years, then please tell me you all - why does good change take so long? Why does the color of your skin or who you choose to love still lead to such anger and pain? And why do I think it's any help for me to still dream of playing the poet game?

Sirens wail above the fields - another soul gone down - another Sun about to rise. I've lost track of my mistakes, like birds they fly around and darken half of my skies. To all of those I've hurt - I pray you'll forgive me. I to you will freely do the same. so many things I didn't see, with my eyes turned inside, playing the poet game.