Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Day 40

I heard a song today by Nanci Griffith that is as true today as it was 20 years ago when I first listened to it.
Time of Inconvenience
We're living in a time of inconvenience
Compassion fails me with this meanness in the air
Our city streets are filled with violence
So we close our doors to the city
And pretend that it's not there
Here I go again
Back out on these mean streets
The evil seems to cling to the soles of my feet
Cuz' I'm living in a time of inconvenience
At an inconvenient time
We're living in the age of communication
Where the only voices heard have money in their hands
Where greed has become a sophistication
And if you ain't got money
You ain't got nothin' in this land
An' here I am one lonely woman
On these mean streets
Where the right to life man has become my enemy
Cuz' I'm living in his time of inconvenience
I've turned my cheek
As my history fades
While the clock ticks away
Any progress we've made
I never thought
I'd be ashamed to be human
Afraid to say
My time has seen it's day
Cuz I'm living in a time of inconvenience
It's an inconvenient time
This is the time of greed and power
Where everyone needs to have someone to shove around
Our children come to us for answers
Listening for freedom but they don't know the sound
And there they are, our children
Dumped out in these mean streets
Thee evil sweeps them up
And brings them to their knees
Cuz they're living in our time of inconvenience
They're living in the time of communication
This is the time of greed and power
This is the time that I wish was not mine
Cuz it's an inconvenient time


Steve said...

is talk like a pirate day coming up? I can never remember when that is lol
still beautiful art as always
hope this finds you and M well

tony said...

Sadly.the Truth Gets Truer Everyday

kkryno said...

That's a beautiful one. She is a great songwriter and has the pipes to go with it. A lot of my favorite artists record her songs.

Thank you for your thoughts and concern. I really find great comfort in knowing that you're my friend. :)