Apocalypse/The Silence

Apocalypse/The Silence

The life of man's so violent

His hatred so profound

That the whole world's falling silent;

Tears salt fallow ground.

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Man tore up the whole of Gaia

Encased it all in stone

Raised his buildings ever higher

And made the world a tomb.

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His roads encrypt the soil

His pollutants shroud the sky

In his quest to lessen toil

He watches Nature die.

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Man followed different paths

Under Cross and Moon and Star

But diversity caused a rift

And the rift created war.

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An angry voice is crying out

It drives us all apart

It sings the swan song of the soul

The death knell of the heart.

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Tolerance is a buzzword

That falls on deafened ears

Love's a message seldom heard

The world's awash with tears.

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Man would not understand

His own diverse Mankind

He was uncertain in the heart

Insecure in the mind.

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And so he sparked up violence

With cannon, gun and blade

And he bombed the world to silence

His own tomb he has made.

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We learned nothing from Chenobyl;

We still used the atom bomb

Man displayed his evil

And now the world is gone.

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And here it is, a crater

The cauldron of man's heart

A remnant of his hatred…

Of the world he tore apart.