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Author Topic:   A Thought on 9/11
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09-11-2003 7:00 AM

Long time ago before the ice and snow
Giants walked this land
And Each step they took the mighty mountains shook
The trees took a knee and the seas rolled in
One day they say the sky gave way
Death rained down and made a terrible sound
There was fire everywhere and nothing was spared
That walked on the land or flew through the air

And when it all was over, slate wiped clean with a touch
There God stood and he saw it was good
And he said Ashes to ashes and dust to dust

Now the sea gave birth and he crawled up on the dirt
Stood up and took a look around
He said I’m the next big thing and the gift that I bring
Comes directly from God, so there ain’t no holdin’ me down

So he crowned himself king, now no one remembers his name
But the seed that he sowed took the show on the road
There was blood on their hands, a plague on their land
They drew a line in the sand and they made their last stand

They said God made us in his image and it’s in God that we trust
When asked about the men who had died by their hands
They said Ashes to ashes and dust to dust.

Nobody lives forever
Nothing stands the test of time
You heard ‘em say Never say never
But it’s always best to keep it in mind
That every tower ever built tumbles
No matter how strong, no matter how tall
Someday even great walls crumble
Every idol ever raised falls

Someday even man’s best-laid plans
Will lie twisted and covered in rust
We’ve done all that we can but it slipped through our hands
And it’s ashes to ashes and dust to dust

Steve Earle, "Ashes to Ashes"

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