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13 Soak Through.mp3

Words:
Ed Hooke & Sharimilee Jayakumaran

Music:
Ed Hooke

Date of
Composition:
November 2009 - January 2010

Date of
Recording/Copyright:
  
2010


Commentary
I
n the half-way realm between wakefulness and sleep, powerful emotions can convey the mind into disturbing distortions of reality.....


Family of four die when their car hits a tree.

Schoolfriend suicide: recall how he looked at me.

Teenagers knocked down as drunken driver hits bikes.

Thousands drown in battered town as tsunami strikes.


Tears soak through my pillow but I don't know why

instead of sleep, the world's grief descends upon me.

New born ghosts call with velcro voices which fear to die.

So I weep, a burst cloud in purgatory.


Innocent civilians in a dubious war.

Helpless a protester is shot while on the floor.

Dancer dies from cancer as his baby is born.

Famine devours children after plague destroys corn.


Tears soak through my pillow but I don't know why

instead of sleep, the world's grief descends upon me.

New born ghosts call with velcro voices which fear to die.

So I weep, a burst cloud in purgatory.


Drifting between whirlpool worlds of shade and beyond

like a ship in night ocean storms tossed high, plummeting down

knowing not how far I shall fall.



Soak Through