when the man comes around by zep wernbacher-dundo

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and i heard as it were the noise of thunder
one of the four beasts saying come and see and i saw
and behold a white horse

there’s a man going around taking names and he decides
who to free and who to blame every body won’t be treated
quite the same there will be a golden ladder reaching down
when the man comes around

the hairs on your arm will stand up at the terror in each
sip and each sup will you partake of that last offered cup
or disappear into the potter’s ground
when the man comes around

hear the trumpets hear the pipers one hundred million angels

multitudes are marching to a big kettledrum
voices calling and voices crying
some are born and some are dying
its alpha and omegas kingdom come
and the whirlwind is in the thorn trees
the virgins are all trimming their wicks
the whirlwind is in the thorn trees
it’s hard for thee to kick against the pricks
till Armageddon no shalam no shalom

then the father hen will call his chicken’s home
the wise man will bow down before the thorn and at his feet
they will cast the golden crowns
when the man comes around

whoever is unjust let him be unjust still
whoever is righteous let him be righteous still
whoever is filthy let him be filthy still
listen to the words long written down
when the man comes around

hear the trumpets hear the pipers one hundred million angels

multitudes are marching to a big kettledrum
voices calling and voices crying
some are born and some are dying
its alpha and omegas kingdom come
and the whirlwind is in the thorn trees
the virgins are all trimming their wicks
the whirlwind is in the thorn trees
it’s hard for thee to kick against the pricks
in measured hundred weight and penny pound
when the man comes around

and i heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts
and i looked and behold, a pale horse
and it’s name it said on him was death
and hell followed with him.

johnny cash: when the man comes around

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portrait, cash, lang, metropolis, jonny

Comments

  • blambert
    blambertabout 6 years ago

    Very powerful…both the image and the words…intense and riveting. Very well composed.

  • navybrat
    navybratabout 6 years ago

    such a very powerful image indeed !!! truly a dark and intense piece !!!

  • kjezt
    kjeztabout 6 years ago

    My favourite Johnny Cash song and a very good image to couple it with

  • Christopher Birtwistle-Smith
    Christopher Bi...about 6 years ago

    strong piece so intense it works with the lyrics so well. c

  • Headcrime
    Headcrimealmost 5 years ago

    Great again!

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