Bitter Twist of Fate: The Last of the Standing Ones

Our guest blogger for today, Mr. Mark Floyd – poet, mentor, hipster, working man – rings the changes with a new set of lyrics built around the old Muddy Waters blues romp that Bob Dylan recently borrowed for his "Modern Times." Floyd takes us "Rollin' and Tumblin'" through the nightmare alley of modern America, and along the way answers the question that should face everyone in the lost generation -- the Baby Boomers who have celebrated themselves and their high ideals so extravagantly for decades but who now, in power, in full command of the culture at last, have perpetrated and countenanced the ruin of the nation. Here is Floyd's fractured address to "The Last of the Standing Ones."

I know you got problems
you're bleedin inside
and damn near dead
I know you got problems
there's bleeding inside
and you're damn near dead
perhaps you should've listened
thirty years ago
to just what we said.

the sick get to die
and the healthy they get to live
the sick they get to die
and the wealthy they get to live
the blood is draining thru
into the oceans
just like a sieve

so what do we do
now what do we tell our children's sons
so what do we do
now what do we tell our children's sons
we tell them
that they have become
the last of the standing ones

there are answers everywhere
and they all
sound so great
there are answers everywhere
and they all
lead us to hate
i got no answers here
its all got to be ...
a complex work of fate
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