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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 08:34 PM
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"The Great American Eagle Tragedy" - Earth Opera is now SO RELEVANT!
I just tuned into this song again that is impossible to find any online lyrics for (so I just transcribed them now to the best of my ability). I used to listen to a shorter version of this while growing up then a lot, but its lyrics seem even more relevant today than they were then! Just changed "jungle" to "desert" and it perfectly fits! Correct any words I might have not heard properly. Some were not as intelligible as I'd like them to be. Can't seem to find a link to an MP3 or at least a preview of this track any place online.

Here's the lyrics. You can get a CD with this online at Overstock at:



http://www.overstock.com/cgi-bin/d2.cgi?cid=75706&PAGE=...

And call out the border guard.
The kingdom is crumbling.
The king is in the counting house,
Laughing and stumbling.
His armies are extended,
Way beyond the shore.
As he sends our lovely boys to die
In a foreign jungle war.

Huh, huh, huh, huh...

The queen is in the garden,
Moaning and weeping.
She spied the execution of Spades.
While he lay sleeping.
The Kingdom judge and jester
leaped together from the tower.
Lie still as fallen statues.
In the cultivated bower, bower.

And call out the border guard.
The kingdom is crumbling.
The king is in the counting house,
Laughing and stumbling.
His armies are extended,
Way beyond the shore.
As he sends our lovely boys to die
In a foreign jungle war.

Huh, huh, huh, huh...

The orchestra assembles,
and tries in vain to tune.
While outside in the stableyard,
the hounds are howling at the moon.
A blind man in the far off jungle,
his bamble hurt in flames.
Sits and whispers to his flute.
all the unremembered names.

And call out the border guard.
The kingdom is crumbling.
The king is in the counting house,
Laughing and stumbling.
His armies are extended,
Way beyond the shore.
As he sends our lovely boys to die
In a foreign jungle war.

Huh, huh, huh, huh... My god!

The scarlet cloaked and white horsed huntsman
Rides upon the meadow green.
His silver arrow scars the sky,
and I can hear the eagle scream.
The peasants watch in dumb struck wonder!
The gay procession passed them by.
The victory silence is consuming me!
And we've killed at last the eagle's cry!

And call out the border guard.
The kingdom is crumbling.
The king is in the pouting house,
Laughing and stumbling.
His armies are extended,
Way beyond the shore.
As he sends our lovely boys to die,
As we send our lovely boys to die,
As you send our lovely boys to die
In a foreign jungle war.

Ah, huh, huh, huh...

Why people, I can't stand it any more!
I, I, I can't stand it any more!

I god!
Oh God! Oh God! Oh God! Oh God!
Where is that place!

Bye, bye, bye, bye!
Die, die, die, die!
Bye, bye, bye, bye!
Die, die, die, die!
Oh no! oh no! OH NO!

STOP THE WAR! STOP THE WAR!
Oh PLEASE!
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teach1st Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 09:08 PM
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1. I've been looking for the lyrics
I put an mp3 online of the song online...it's recorded from LP, so it's not the best. It'll be up for a day.

http://www.tuff-teach.com/pics/EarthOpera-tragedy.mp3
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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-02-06 11:43 AM
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2. kick for the morning crowd...
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