Sunday, March 30, 2003

Us and Them
(Roger Waters, Richard Wright)
Performed by Pink Floyd

Us, and them
And after all we're only ordinary men.
Me, and you.
God only knows it's not what we would choose to do.
Forward he cried from the rear
and the front rank died.
And the general sat and the lines on the map
moved from side to side.

Black and blue
And who knows which is which and who is who
Up and down
But in the end it's only round and round
Haven't you heard it's a battle of words
The poster bearer cried
Listen son, said the man with the gun
There's room for you inside

"I mean, they're not gunna kill ya, so if you give 'em a quick short,
sharp, shock, they won't do it again. Dig it?
I mean he get off lightly, 'cos I would've given him a
Thrashing - I only hit him once!
It was only a difference of opinion,
But really...I mean good manners
don't cost nothing do they, eh?"

Down and out
It can't be helped but there's a lot of it about
With, without
And who'll deny it's what the fighting's all about?
Out of the way, it's a busy day
I've got things on my mind
For the want of the price of tea and a slice
The old man died

So very swamped at the moment. I have one paper due at three p.m. on Monday and a second due at seven p.m. on Tuesday. Have I started writing them yet? Nope. And so I want be able to discuss Nelofer Pazira's Return to Kandahar until they're finished.

But check this out while you wait. It's just like a doctor's office here, now isn't it? Except I don't get paid enough.

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