A Great Wave

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A Great Wave

Once, you were Zeus. I was your Hera. We ruled in splendor, our empire wide.
Your lightning bolts fell into the ocean. Poseidon was furious. We laughed ‘til we cried.

Athena was born out of your forehead. She said, “Daddy, don’t fret. The best is yet to come.” Then came a great wave, it washed us all away. And now we’re on dry land, but where have you gone?

What is home? I don’t know. We were sick when we were born.
Please tie me down, or throw me out. Skin on my hands worn to the bone.

Once you were great, now you are nothing. I’m searching for something, ‘cause I know this ain’t mine. Once I was strong, but I’m getting stronger. I learned from my losses when I left you behind.

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from For a New Deal, released July 11, 2012

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