The Year with No Spring
Whoa. Apparently this took me a week.
Started with listening to an Old Iron Maiden tune, Run to the Hills and admiring how they made such a harsh political statement in such a catchy tune. I monkeyed around with progressions and that kind of energy for several days. At one point, my wife asked me if I was learning a new Neil Young cover. It came to a point that I had the tune all blocked out but was completely devoid of any lyrical ideas.
Then I remembered that throughout the last 5 months I've been tossing around the idea of a song entitled, "A year with no spring".
The rest fell into place.
The Year With No Spring
© Sean McGaughey July 27, 2020
It has been the strangest of winters
A season of identical days
Invisible storms surrounding the globe
While the people shelter in place
New wisdom can be seen shining brightly in the heavens
But little can be found on the ground.
Some say nature began to return
To the near empty streets in the towns.
This will be known as the year with no spring
As frost transmuted into fire
The rich squeeze profit from the hardship of the poor.
While the poor unite in their ire
The silent winter gave way to fire in the streets
As centuries injustice came to head
And the hoi polloi refuse to believe
Turning their backs upon the dead
There’s a time to stay sheltered, and a time to stand
Though they are called heroes, they’re exploited
Slaves in their own land.
We hope the world can be brought together.
While all nations press pause
But the storm still rages, winter continues
It never ended just thawed
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