I'm going to a town that has already been burned down I'm going to a place that is already been disgraced I'm gonna see some folks who have already been let down. I'm so tired of America
I'm gonna make it up for all of the Sunday Times I'm gonna make it up for all of the nursery rhymes They never really seem to want to tell the truth I'm so tired of you America
Making my own way home Ain't gonna be alone I got a life to lead America I got a life to lead
Tell me do you really think you go to hell for having loved? Tell me and not for thinking every thing that you've done is good (I really need to know) After soaking the body of Jesus Christ in blood
I'm so tired of America (I really need to know)
I may just never see you again or might as well You took advantage of a world that loved you well I'm going to a town that has already been burned down I'm so tired of you America
Making my own way home Ain't gonna be alone I got a life to lead America I got a life to lead I got a soul to feed I got a dream to heed And that's all I need
Making my own way home Ain't gonna be alone I'm going to a town that has already been burned down
This song gives me the chills, my God -- I felt like my heart was torn out of my chest the first time I listened to it. It's so blatantly honest, yet there still exists so much unspoken emotion that grasps at your conscience.
Nothing too impressive happened at NYFW yesterday, and since I ended up watching my Cirque DVDs to make myself feel better about the Bears' loss (Oh well, it's all good now!), I thought I'd share some of my favorite acts out of all their shows. Enjoy! (Youtube is the greatest invention!)
Alegria: Hula Hoops by Elena Lev - Combined with Cirque's signature makeup/costuming and hypnotic music, her showcase of flexibility and hula hooping skills is truly unmatchable. It's too bad that she already left Alegria when I saw them in Boston a few years back, but I'm glad this performance is at least captured on the DVD version.
Dralion: Juggling by Viktor Kee - There is no one in the world who can match Viktor Kee in his combination of juggling and choreography. He makes the balls he juggles seem like PART of his body, and he manipulates them to cause illusions to our eye...
Varekai: Handbalancing on Canes by Olga Pikheniko - She is beautiful and skilled, but the part that draws me in the most is the emotion in her performance. She works so well through the haunting music, and she becomes this beautiful illustration of what Varekai is all about: The firey, unrelenting human spirit.
Hopefully, now you'll see why people spend so much to see this brilliant troupe. The live music of beautiful compositions, the world-class acrobatics that are all on one stage, the beautiful backdrops/costumes/makeup...the experience is priceless ♥