• Artist: James Curley
  • Title: Poet Laureate
  • Genre: Country - Alternative
  • Mood: Laid Back/Groovy, Sentimental/Ballad
  • Speed: Medium Fast (95-130)
  • Instruments: Real Drums/Drum Kit, Acoustic Guitar (Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin), Electric Guitar (Clean, Overdriven), Bass, Keyboards/Organs
  • Track type: Lyric - Full Length
  • Date added: 1/1/0001
  • Lyric themes: Storytelling, City, Political Criticism, Patriotism, Pessimism, Hypocrisy
  • Lyric hook: Where's our poet laureate, where's our burning pride, who can manufacture meaning, circumstance so high, who will lead together, blood and bone and tears, intermidst we tell our children, make hatred disappear
  • Lyrics: 500 miles an hour / Not quite the speed of sound / Two residential Molotovs / 800 feet above the ground Below the dragons over Dresden / When the firestorms touched down Hiroshima and Nagasaki / With their world-changing report Bore unwitting witness / To that morning in New York One more bastard testament / To human handiwork Where’s our poet laureate? / Where’s our burnished bard? Who can manufacture meaning / From circumstance so hard? Who will weave together/ The blood and bone and tears In a myth we tell our children / That makes hatreds disappear? A jingo junkie shakes a fist / Swears jackals rule the day / Raging in a vain attempt / To shout the pain away / As though the troubled heart / Could find comfort in cliché A poised and perfect TV pundit / Wails and gnashes teeth Offers hollow rhetoric / Diminishing true grief But can’t explain why anyone / Would murder for belief The modern tower of Babel boasts a parabolic dish / Without understanding, information’s meaningless Where’s our bold new bodhisattva? /Where’s our sinless saint? / Who’s willing to be crucified / So we can get the hint? / Where is our poet laureate? / Where’s the burnished bard? Who can manufacture meaning / From circumstance so hard?
  • Keywords: Bass, Guitar
  • Ending type: End Sustain

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