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The Day Before

by Flloyd with 2 Ells

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I began to write this the day before the last US Election results were to be announced. A mighty storm raged in Liverpool, rain lashing the window by my desk. As time has passed, the song evolved, I don't believe the planet earth itself is in any danger. I think humanity is.


The day before...
The sky is weeping
Tears of rage are pouring down
Drowning out the songs
The songs we sang before.
The wind is sweeping
Clutching at leaves that will not fall
But hold on fast to make it last
To last the way it was before.

The dark is creeping
Slowly draining hope and patience
Leaving no space for perseverance
Values held before.

The sun is peeping
High above beyond the storm,
Waiting for the earth to turn
To face the myth that was before.
This time is reaping
What we sowed and now we know
We know we owe it to ourselves
To own what went before.

The future's keeping
All our dreams of better days
To give us time to change our ways
Time to leave what was before.

The earth's house-keeping
Bill is due, payment in lieu
Will not restore what she's been through
All the damage done before.
The day is sleeping
Calmly breathing
Through the storm
Waiting for whatever lies—
Whatever lies in store.


released March 3, 2021


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Flloyd with 2 Ells Liverpool, UK

Singer-songwriter and performance poet, Aussie-born Flloyd lives in Liverpool UK, and teaches voice/accent/accent and public speaking skills online.

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