That’s How Every Empire Falls

Padlock the door and board the windows
Put the people in the street
“It’s just my job,” he says “I’m sorry.”
And draws a check, goes home to eat
But at night he tells his woman
“I know I hide behind the laws.”
She says, “You’re only taking orders.”
That’s how every empire falls.

Full lyrics HERE.


Leonard Cohen said once, and I’m paraphrasing here, that New York City was a blessing because it taught him to be quiet inside while surrounded by noise outside.

But I think he was the rare exception.

Ordinary Things by Ozge Samanci is on the web HERE.