10,000 Maniacs National Education Week Lyrics

Secrets of the I Ching Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Grey Victory
  • 2 Pour de Chirico
  • 3 Death of Manolete
  • 4 Tension
  • 5 Daktari
  • 6 Pit Viper
  • 7 Katrina's Fair
  • 8 The Latin One
  • 9 National Education Week
  • 10 My Mother the War
  • Honor salute and speak
    To the corner standing flag
    Do you remember how the days of school were
    Indivisible separate worlds
    Compare contrast
    These dreams absurd
    Placid classroom faces
    Breathe in the features
    Of a demographics death map trilogy
    Children read them well
    Not to bury 3 of 4 sons
    As the likes of chivalry
    Not to take 6 of 30 bills
    To manufacture corpus christi
    And so you think it can be so serene
    History's most intolerable famine
    Has clutched our global tranquility
    Reaped the lives of children
    Maladies collaborate
    With cyclic despair
    Infanticide clamors to 20 times more
    In 4th and 5th Worlds
    The poor have always been
    Beside us
    Amid us
    Death has always been
    As million cease 15 million that's an annual reap
    Add divide multiply sum 41 thousand!

    Written by: Dennis Drew, Natalie A Merchant

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