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Jerusalem
Lyrics
Jerusalem

Bright polished crosses in prominent places
Cold marble martyrs with pain on their faces
Look down , with indifference over culture and race
Jerusalem

Drab olive faces in endless procession
Feel safe in the womb, comfort found in regression
They stand, hand in hand with the chosen and the rest
Jerusalem

Fat men in sandals
With similar wives
Take photo reminders
Of the trip of their lives
Then move, as instructed
When the tour guide arrives
Jerusalem

(repeat)

A thousand steps lined with elders and children
Worn smooth by the feet of the millions of pilgrims
Lead some to the shrine and others home to dine
Jerusalem

Fierce adolescence with open aggression
Challenge the notion of nine-tenths possession
Whilst pinned to the masts, fly the flags of the past
Jerusalem

Fat men in sandals
With similar wives
Take photo reminders
Of the trip of their lives
Then move, as instructed
When the tour guide arrives
Jerusalem
Credits
Lyrics Credits: John Evans
Music Credits: John Evans
Performance Credits: John Evans
Description
Short Song Description:
The clash of new and old within Jerusalem
Story Behind the Song:
I was working in Israel a few years ago and spent a day in Jerusalem. What struck me the most was the tension between new and old concepts, such as historically important buildings or locations obscured by the ubiquitous coke and pepsi signs. But although
Metadata
Song Length: 4:07
Primary Genre: Folk-Contemporary
Secondary Genre: Folk-General
Tempo: Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Existence
Mood 1: Nonviolent
Similar Artist 1: Paul Simon
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later