"For More Tears"

 

FOR MORE TEARS
 
Too many teardrops
And still we’re crying out loud
For more tears
You said that we’d never part
You didn’t take that to your heart
  
Now dark bells will chime
For our sins and our crimes
96 times
Four more tears
 
One hundred years have passed
A poppy pinned to your breast
For more tears
They say, “We’ll never forget”
But the earth is thirsty yet
  
And muffled drums will drag
As they’re folding up the flag
Zipping up the bag
For more tears                      
 
Oh, I can’t stop for trying
Oh, so come to now
And don’t delay
There’re too many tears to wipe away
Or be betrayed
 
Eight angry men and four furies
Surely a hangman's jury
Hung up overnight
Next morning
Read the report of the pistols sold and bought
        
A tale of long tale of misery
Repeats the same sorry history
Butchers cut them down to size
Spilling out their guts and lies
Soothing breezes and last sighs
For more tears
 
Oh, I can’t stop for trying
Oh, so come to now
And don’t delay
There’re too many tears to wipe away
Or be betrayed

FIRST PUBLIC PERFORMANCE - TORONTO 23/06/11