On Humanity

28 September 2014 § Leave a comment

Watched this interview on Vice from the so-called Canadian Jihadist, http://www.vice.com/vice-news/the-canadian-jihadist-678

and then afterwards Nick Drake came on. The first is probably the individual voice of most of humanity – angry and fearful, ideological and delusional, and violently giddy in its self-aware transience. And I’d like to think the second is the voice of abstract Humanity, singing to its baffled multitudinous selves.

Please give me a second grace
Please give me a second face
I’ve fallen far down
The first time around
Now I just sit on the ground in your way

Now if it’s time to recompense for what’s done
Come, come sit down on the fence in the sun
And the clouds will roll by
And we’ll never deny
It’s really too hard for to fly.

Please tell me your second name
Please play me your second game
I’ve fallen so far
For the people you are
I just need your star for a day.

So come, come ride in my my street-car by the bay
For now I must know how fine you are in your way
And the sea sure as I
But she won’t need to cry
For it’s really too hard for to fly.

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