Morning Falling

  • His open eyes
    At first light
    We see
    An echo of his mothers smile

    At her breast
    His sister pressed
    Outside
    The sun begins to warm the ancient tile

    They came that day, hollow men
    Agents of a god they could not know
    A mile above, distant eyes
    Miss desperate pleas that pictures could not show
    The morning falling

    A shackle snaps
    Beneath cold wings
    Below
    The shepherd is pulled toward home

    The shadow falls
    A falcon calls
    Below
    His world becomes a mountain of stone

    They came that day, empty men
    Agents of a god they'll never know
    High above, those eyes
    See what seems to be on screens that glow
    The morning falling

    His eyes can see
    But his mind can't hold
    What he has seen
    The absence of the lives they used to live

    A world away
    The trigger is pulled
    And here there is no reason to forgive Writer/s: David Crosby, James Raymond
    Publisher: Wixen Music Publishing, BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Mark from Los Angeles, CaThis is a hauntingly beautiful song and a damning indictment of our government's short-sighted anti-terrorism campaign. By attacking innocent civilians with unmanned drones, we're not only engaging in conduct that's equally reprehensible to the madness we claim to be fighting, but we all but guarantee the creation of a new generation of anti-American zealots in troubled lands abroad.
  • Mark from Los Angeles, CaCroz introduced this song at one of the five sold-out shows he recently did at the Troubadour in Los Angeles by saying it was likely to get him in trouble with the U.S. government, but, as he pointed out, that was nothing new. He explained that the song grew out of a conversation he'd had with his son, James Raymond. Croz had a picture in his mind of an Afghan family raising goats and barely getting by. The family was eventually visited by a group of Taliban soldiers who tried to recruit them, but they refused to join because it took all their energy just to survive and tend to their small herd. Miles overhead, American drones were tracking the Taliban recruiters, and, not knowing anything of the family's refusal, the agents responsible for the drones used them to unleash a vicious attack on the poor family below.
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