“No. 51” by The Carrier

From time to time, I’ve decided, I will post song lyrics that have struck me in a way.  I may analyze them as I’ve been known to in the past as a sort of academic exercise/teaching tool.  Or there will be instances like this where I’ll just present the lyrics, perhaps the song, and maybe some references for thought.

You can listen to it if you like.

 

No. 51

By The Carrier

“All aboard,” the conductor screams.

He knew he was the only one the could save their dreams.

He had to pick who lived and died solely by occupation.

He played God in all their lives.

He was the reason why a million people had to die on that day.

And as he stared into all their faces,

he heard the screams of those trying to be saved.

He played God in all their lives that day.

Nothing’s as scary as the earth crumbling.

Nothing could numb the pain of knowing tomorrow will never be.

He lit up a cigarette in hopes to calm his nerves

and as the smoke filled his lungs,

he prayed to an unmerciful lord.

“Excuse me sir, I forget your name.

I’m just another nameless face that won’t see another day.

Excuse me sir. I’m sorry that my worst nightmares

are my only grasp on sanity.

I wish I could save this world from dying.

But now it’s my turn to become another piece

of matter floating endlessly through the abyss above.

No love can save me. Time stopped.

It all went black.

All the memories that I’ve had from my pas

escaped through my brain.

The silence deafening could drive one insane.

All that I’ve worked for and all the friends I’ve made

are just as useless as hoping a God might come save me.

No one can blame faith for trying to ease the pain.

But when the world ends, there will just be nothing.

Nothing.

 

If you read this, I want you to form your own opinion.  I personally like this song despite it’s atheistic bent.  But you make up your own mind.

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