Every Thousand Years

Rodney Rawlings
 
Issue CLXV - June 28, 2008
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“Every Thousand Years” by Rodney Rawlings is a song about the future and looking forward to changes that will improve our lives. Length: 2:29

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Lyrics by Mr. Rawlings:

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All the cynics keep assuring us there can be nothing new beneath the sun,

And what’s the use

Hoping that the dark

Sky above us clears?

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Just when bright solutions stir to life, the masses move to kill them, every one.

So we remain

Shackled to the past,

Nothing new appears.

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Only let your vision climb

Toward the longer spans of time,

You’ll see that change

Seems to come about

EVERY THOUSAND YEARS.

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So, my friend, you should be confident that if you let the present have its run

And listen hard,

Maybe you’ll perceive

Music of the spheres.

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What is that I hear you saying now, that you would rather hear the future’s won?

Well, it’s a great

Day, then, if you do,

And I’ll be right

By the side of you—

The hour is late,

Changes are too few

EVERY THOUSAND YEARS.

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