Saturday, December 20, 2014

SoNG: Four Minutes to Midnight


 
Recorded September 12, 2008, PeHP GatherSing, Ithaca, NY

Four Minutes to Midnight
Songwriter unknown
PeHP Source: Songsheets 1983-84
 

Four minutes to midnight
Four minutes to Armageddon
Four minutes before we die
Four minutes to say goodbye

This isn’t the way they said it would be
They told us the bomb was only keeping us free
Now they’re underground and they don’t have to see
The eyes of the dying

Three minutes to midnight
Three minutes to Armageddon
Three minutes before we die
Three minutes to say goodbye

Why didn’t we shout, why didn’t we cry?
Why didn’t we call deterrence a lie?
Why didn’t we listen to the people who tried to save us from dying?

Two minutes to midnight
Two minutes to Armageddon
Two minutes before we die
Two minutes to say goodbye

This isn’t the way they said it would be
They told us the bomb was only keeping us free
Now they’re underground and they don’t have to see
The eyes of the dying

One minute to midnight
One minute to Armageddon
One minute before we die
One minute to say …

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