The End (I.J. Rosenblatt)

Times that we’ve traveled
Or times spent still
The dust from our feet leave our tracks in the hills
Driven east or north with a terrible chill
But my heart is going nowhere

Despised, reviled and often abused
It’s the friends that degrade us that leave us confused
We’ve been beaten, harassed, maimed, contused
But my heart is going nowhere

Then we wake up one day no bags packed to go
Pushed and punched our faces shoved in the snow
It gets worse and worse as the kicks turn to blows
But my heart is going nowhere

Well is this the end?
Now, is this the end?
Over and over cry my sisters and brothers
It’s the end of our way our final days
Over and over cry my sisters and brothers
It’s the end

Of these things I weep
Ashes still on my head
How can I sleep while I tremble in bed?
It’s this animal’s peace that fills me with dread
But my heart is going nowhere

Cast out and banished
With tied withered hands
I finally return to my desert sands
Searching for quiet I only find reprimand
But my heart is going nowhere

Then we wake up one day
Our home’s turned to dust
Who’s to rely on when there’s no one to trust?
When it’s your neighbor’s knife that’s the first one thrust
But my heart is going nowhere

Chorus

Then we wake up one day
With nowhere to run
Once we had pride but now we’ve got none
But there’s nothing new under the sun
So my heart is going nowhere

Chorus


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