September 23rd, 2001

running, bomb tech

For someday, sons and daughters will stand up and fight where we stood still

If it comes down to hiding from religious persecution, I was raised Quaker. I think my whole family would be able to stomach an organized religion where the meetings of the faithful consist of an hour of absolute silence. I'll have to do a little more research on the philosophies -- I think Sis would have an exceptionally difficult time with the doctrine of absolute pacifism -- but ...

...but only if necessary.

Do you hear me?
running, bomb tech

Bitter Herb

...got a bunch of parsley a week ago while making a wazoo of stew. Still haven't used it all, so I'm munching it. Parsley is for love, right? I used to make myself parsley tea all the time when I was a little fayoumis. It's good stuff. I gave some to Nephew with his dinner, and got him to eat it (!!) and, while he was chewing on it, told him the story of how Moses led the Hebrews to safety. We're probably going to have Seder with Uncle D* at some point, and both Sis and I have made inquiries into being Jewish at some point in our careers. (I didn't want to give up bacon, but in hanging out with Sis, I seem to be...)
running, bomb tech

Lyrics: Silent Running

Take the children and yourself and hide out in the cellar.
By now the fighting will be close at hand.
Don't believe the church and state and everything they tell you.
Believe in me, I'm with the high command.

Can you hear me?
Can you hear me running?
Can you hear me running,
can you hear me calling you?
Can you hear me?
Can you hear me running?
Can you hear me running,
can you hear me calling you?

There's a gun and ammunition just inside the doorway.
Use it only in emergency.
Better you should pray to God, the father, and the spirit,
Will guide you and protect you from up here.

Can you hear me?
Can you hear me running?
Can you hear me running,
can you hear me calling you?
Can you hear me?
Can you hear me running?
Can you hear me running,
can you hear me calling you?

Swear allegiance to the flag. Whatever flag they offer.
Never hint at what you really feel.
Teach the children quietly for someday sons and daughters,
Will rise and fight while we stood still.

Can you hear me?
Can you hear me running?
Can you hear me running,
can you hear me calling you?
Can you hear me?
Can you hear me running?
Can you hear me running,
can you hear me calling you?

Can you hear me?
Can you hear me running?
Can you hear me running,
can you hear me calling you?

Can you hear me running?
(can you hear me calling you?)
(can you hear me)
Hear me calling you.
(Can you hear me running?)

Hear me running back
(Can you hear me running?)
Hear me running
Calling you, calling you.
  • Current Music
    (in my head) Silent Running, Mike and the Mechanics