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Afghanistan: In Times like These

First day of a new year. First day of a new decade. It’s dark out. So it’s important to keep even a small light on in Times Like These:

Lyrics for In Times Like These by Arlo Guthrie

In times like these, when night surrounds me
and I am weary, my heart is worn
And the songs they’re singing don’t mean nothing,
cheap refrains play on and on

The storm is here, the lightning flashes,
between commercials, they’re taking names
singers run to where the cash is,
it’s just another link in slavery’s chain

I see the storm clouds rise above me,
the sky is dark and the night has come
I walk alone along this highway,
where strangers gather one by one

When leaders profit from deep divisions;
when the tears of friends remain unsung
In times like these, it’s good to remember,
these times will go, in times to come

I see the storm clouds rise above me,
the sky is dark and the night has come
I walk alone along this highway,
where friends have gathered one by one

I know the storm will soon be over,
the howling winds will cease to be
I walk with friends from every nation,
on freedoms highway, in times like these

Comments

  1. #1 PHN annie
    January 3, 2010

    My, Oh, my. The more things change, the more they stay the same. Arlo Guthrie, one of my all time favorites. Yesterday–wasn’t it Viet Nam. . .