Friday, January 25, 2008

I Have Not Decided, Even If You Have

No man, no madness
Though their sad power may prevail
Can possess, conquer, my country's heart
They rise to fail
She is eternal
Long before nations' lines were drawn
When no flags flew, when no armies stood
My land was born.

And you ask me why I love her
Through wars, death and despair.
She is the constant, we who don't care
And you wonder will I leave her -- but how?
I cross over borders but I'm still there now.

How can I leave her?
Where would I start?
Let man's petty nations tear themselves apart
My land's only borders lie around my heart.

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Anonymous said...


That's what I'm talking about.

Leonard Jacobs said...

It's a lyric from "Chess."

Probably the single best lyric Tim Rice ever wrote. And for me it just fits.