This quick one-verse song was written in response to a skirmish prompt, where you were asked to write something to the title 'dream' and/or about a dream you had.
I went with something topical/political, based on the Sinclair Lewis quote from the 1930's about fascism coming to the US disguised in a flag and a cross. the rest just kind of wrote itself.
Once I wrote the lyric, it seemed to be something that needed 'stately piano chords'. I'm not much of a piano player, and only have this little 40-key casio here, but figured I'd give it a go- recorded live, piano and vocal into my iPhone mic, then cleaned up a little bit in audacity.
i'm guessing opinions will be divided on the lyric, so be it. I think the events of the last few months only make it scarier. Maybe this song needs a second verse that can only be written sometime after the election, to see what happens?
I had a dream that fascism came to the USA
Disguised in the flag and the cross
And the protections we had from the Constitution
Most of those it turns out we had lost
Most of all, I dreamed of disappointment
A bridge too far we may have crossed
Not much time to redeem ourselves
And reclaim some of what was lost
(c) M. Skliar 2020
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