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    mookins, Jim P

    Here's one of my favorite Kryl songs, "Salome".  He rewrites the Biblical story of Salome dancing for Herod to make a veiled critique of people who informed on each other during the Soviet years.   The most stinging stanza goes something like:

    The night is already waning; the King smiles,
    'I can live peacefully; everything's for the good of the state.'
    Maybe he remembered that ancient saying,
    That when history is made, no one will cry for a head on a plate.
    It's a powerful song.

    Saint, n. A dead sinner revised and edited. - Ambrose Bierce

    by pico on Sun Oct 21, 2012 at 04:20:37 PM PDT

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