Overflowing clouds of rain
Cloudburst showers of human pain
Meanwhile someone tries to explain
What we as men must fear

We have only to fear ourselves
In dark minds where evil dwells
Amongst the thought fires of hell
A soul does glimpse a mirror

People will come, people will go
Cold and windy snow does blow
And few if any seem to know
The mind is just a veneer

One is here to pump gasoline
Another puts screws into a machine
Each wallows in his private scene
A universe calmly waits near

A criminal escaping on the run
Lives and dies at the point of a gun
Rots in a grave when he is done
At the end of an evil career

Red and green and yellow lights
Flashing in the don’t walk nights
Tourists come to see the sights
Vacationing every year

Forests bum in the concrete fire
Napalm’s dropped by a jet plane flier
Junkies shoot up to try and get higher
The stars shed not a tear

Gravity holds things on the ground
Princes and paupers can all be found
Walking, falling and hanging around
Sipping on whiskey and beer

Blood drips from a normal day
Preachers stand in Jesus’ way
Blue sky on the earth turns gray
Into a lost paradise we peer

History evaporates into thin air
Caesar begs Brutus for his life to spare
Combat chaplain says a patriotic prayer
As dreams of love disappear

Into the wind the butterflies fly
An infant watches as they fly by
Confused, he hears his mother cry
The butterfly god does not hear

Over a meadow a sparrow takes flight
An old man sees it enter his sight
Groans and complains he doesn’t feel right
The sparrow sings songs of good cheer

Awaken each morning and look around
Hear the birds singing a carefree sound
Realize nothing can be more profound
Than knowing that heaven is here