DOWN IN THE STREET

Looking down on everything behind a rising wall

Ease away emotion, soothe away the fire

And closing out the violence and the thunder in the sky

We let the stream of anger pass us by

 

Down in the street the movies show the stories of the pain

They're selling guns and blood and tears and dancing in the rain

Do you really live only when you know how to cry

And when you learn to crawl do you also learn to fly

Do you learn to fly

 

And in these rites of passage to that long eternity

The silent meditation that's bound to set us free

Denying our existence for a future we can't know

And hoping Mother Earth will let us go

 

Down in the street don't you know that passion is for sale

Burning in the heat of the night and calling you to hell

Feel the wind of fear blow cold the sweat on your skin

And when you learn to lose do you also learn to win

Do you start to win

 

Now do we pay the piper of this note perfect tune

While crying out with longing to a cold and lonely moon

We're sitting on this mountain now the air is getting thin

Still waiting for the action to begin

 

Down in the street you have to take whatever people give

And hear the call of your ancestors begging you to live

Do you feel alive only when you know how to die

And when you learn to crawl do you also learn to fly

Do you learn to fly