what for these piercing screams that i hear
is someone running for life?
or are they calling the gods above
yawning by the sun lit sea?

there aren’t no voices sir!
the world has dead and silent gone
who is running for life here?
everyone for breakfast has withdrawn.

i think you need some sleep my Lord
there they are mute and
sun withdrawn.

what is this yawning off and on that i see
are people too tired to rest?
they come to soothe my echoing ears
but silence hurt me more than tears.

they aren’t no comforters sir
they envy every dead they weep
it is their leisure to come and peep
how many beats your heart will beat

i think you need some sleep my Lord
there is no
such comforter be.

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