Prophecy courtesy of Bob Dylan 1979

Sometimes I feel so low-down and disgusted
Can’t help but wonder what’s happenin’ to my companions
Are they lost or are they found
Have they counted the cost it’ll take to bring down
All their earthly principles they’re gonna have to abandon?
There’s a slow, slow train comin’ up around the bend

I had a woman down in Alabama
She was a backwoods girl, but she sure was realistic
She said, “Boy, without a doubt
Have to quit your mess and straighten out
You could die down here, be just another accident statistic”
There’s a slow, slow train comin’ up around the bend

All that foreign oil controlling American soil
Look around you, it’s just bound to make you embarrassed
Sheiks walkin’ around like kings
Wearing fancy jewels and nose rings
Deciding America’s future from Amsterdam and to Paris
And there’s a slow, slow train comin’ up around the bend

Man’s ego is inflated, his laws are outdated, they don’t apply no more
You can’t rely no more to be standin’ around waitin'
In the home of the brave
Jefferson turnin’ over in his grave
Fools glorifying themselves, trying to manipulate Satan
And there’s a slow, slow train comin’ up around the bend

Big-time negotiators, false healers and woman haters
Masters of the bluff and masters of the proposition
But the enemy I see
Wears a cloak of decency
All nonbelievers and men stealers talkin’ in the name of religion
And there’s a slow, slow train comin’ up around the bend

People starving and thirsting, grain elevators are bursting
Oh, you know it costs more to store the food than it do to give it
They say lose your inhibitions
Follow your own ambitions
They talk about a life of brotherly love show me someone who knows how to live it
There’s a slow, slow train comin’ up around the bend

Well, my baby went to Illinois with some bad-talkin’ boy she could destroy
A real suicide case, but there was nothin’ I could do to stop it
I don’t care about economy
I don’t care about astronomy
But it sure do bother me to see my loved ones turning into puppets
There’s a slow, slow train comin’ up around the bend.


Karl said...

Good evening Aunty Belle,

May have been a slow train coming, However if we leave it on the same track. The crash will be devastating.

moi said...

"They say sing while you slave and I just get bored
I ain’t gonna work on Obama's farm no more . . ."

fishy said...

" fools glorifying themselves,
trying to manipulate Satan" ....

seems to me this train has arrived.

I am with Moi, if the Obummer gets another round FishyDesigns will be
dissolved immediately.

Buzz Kill said...

Here, I'll do my interpretation of a quote:

"In the home of the brave
Jefferson turnin’ over in his grave"

I think we saw on the debates last night that the president's handling of the embassy attack may be his final undoing.

diana said...

Powerful lyrics, indeed..

Glad to see you out and about.

R.Powers said...

I never could understand how Bob D. made a living as a singer. His voice is like nails on a chalkboard.

chickory said...

backwoods southern girlz got it right. we gotta quit this mess and straighten it out.

Aunty Belle said...


--heh--funny new avatar. I hear ya'.

KNOW ya seen Atlas this weekend, right??


what the Obummers doanm yet know is that they's kilt the goose what lays them golden eggs (aigs)


I hopes youse right--them pictures of a sodomized and beaten Ambassador? if thas' not impeachable should we find fer shure that his pleas for protection were ignored, I doan know what is. Jefferson woulda never stomached this mess.

well howdy! Thanky fer welcomin' me back to action--however sporadic.

heh--amen to that. He ain't gotta voice an' I ain't a fan, jes' these lyricas is interestin'--ain't they?


snicker...well now, ain't it a fact.

Karl said...

Good evening Aunty Belle,

The avatar change was for Grins. His topic for Haiku was "cool". Stop by and throw one in.

The Embassy issue is very likely to be pushed off on to the State Dept. And the policy decision that created the situation will be swept under the rug. If he's reelected there's a good chance that "Arab spring" will be sitting in our laps in the next 4 years.

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