A Cautious Man
September 23, 2007
 
Sunday Night Springsteen
An audio-only, from the upcoming album. We're looking forward to that, and to the concert next month.

Who will be the last to die for our mistake?



[Edited on September 30 to add this extra video] Mr. S and the Band performed this song in the "9:30 hour" of the Today Show, from which the Sept. 30 post and link came from. So, we're adding that to this "Sunday Night Springsteen" post - and who would have thought that a mainstream morning show like "Today" could be where these unabashedly anti-war pleas are featured?



We took the highway till the road went black
We marked Truth Or Consequences on our map
A voice drifted up from the radio
We saw the voice from long ago

Who'll be the last to die for a mistake
The last to die for a mistake
Whose blood will spill, whose heart will break
Who'll be the last to die for a mistake

The kids asleep in the backseat
We're just countin' the miles you and me
We don't measure the blood we've drawn anymore
We just stack the bodies outside the door

Who'll be the last to die for a mistake
The last to die for a mistake
Whose blood will spill, whose heart will break
Who'll be the last to die for a mistake

The wise men were all fools
What to do

The sun sets in flames as the city burns
Another day gone down as the night turns
And I hold you here in my heart
As things fall apart

A downtown window flushed with light
Faces of the dead at five (faces of the dead at five)
A martyr's silent eyes
Petition the drivers as we pass by

Who'll be the last to die for a mistake
The last to die for a mistake
Whose blood will spill, whose heart will break
Who'll be the last to die

Who'll be the last to die for a mistake
The last to die for a mistake
Darlin' your tyrants and kings form the same fate
Strung up at your city gates
And you're the last to die for a mistake


(Lyrics from here, no guarantee of accuracy, but it seems close enough ...)

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