Sunday, February 24, 2008

Two Soldiers :: Brooke Miller

Hey dears. Sorry it's late. I actually just saw this song on the candyrat page of youtube. It's a good place to bask in fabulous pickin's. I love that it sounds like some old folksong about soldiers and war - like it sprouted out of old England or something. It sounds timeless, and then it's got lines about the West Bank.

I've been thinking a lot about how easy it is to forget that history is happening to us and that we're all making it whether we're living with intention or not. I wonder what our grandchildren will learn about these times. There's far too much intricacy in the present for all of it to be passed down to future generations. I hope songs like this will last.

"I'm from a small town
no cause and no elites.
There was a market where people often meet.
I remember loved ones and I don't remember peace.
These are the loneliest days I've seen."

1 comment:

.:m-e-g-g-o:. said...

this is a great post!

i love this woman's voice and i loved what you had to say about it. there's so much at work in terms of this war that we're in and our current will be interesting to see how future generations critique and evaluate it.