Monday, July 09, 2007

"Ruins" on Live Earth

Haven't been posting lately, and I have a lot I want to say. Need to get through the bottleneck. Well, here's something that was sent to me: Yusuf Islam at the Live Earth concert singing a couple of his well-known songs, plus one lesser known but almost prophetic tune called "Ruins," which you'll find on the left scroll. Some of the lyrics go like this (composed back in the 70's):

"Oh Lord and you'd better watch your eyes
'Cause if smoke gets in them, baby you won't rise again.
Where's it leading to freedom at what cost
People needing more and more and it's all getting lost
I want back, I want back
Back to the time when the earth was green
And there was no high walls and the sea was clean
Don't stop that sun to shine, it's not yours or"


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy to see that Yusuf is slowing arising from the "ruins" of his strict Salafism. Next thing you know, he'll be shaking hands with women.

7/10/2007 12:33 PM  
Blogger fromclay said...

Ahh, the sweet smell of sarcasm.

7/10/2007 3:07 PM  

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