Tsunami

What do you say to someone
Who’s just lost everything
Eventually things might be OK
As he’s standing there
With all that’s left of life

Before the ocean rose and took it all away

I was at the mosque
I wasn’t on the shore
I guess it was my lucky day
And when I made it home
There was no one there

The ocean rose and took them all away

We were fighting
For independence
That’s all that I was thinking yesterday
But now all I’m thinking
Is we’re on an island

And the ocean rose and took it all away

We’re on an island
And the big trees all were cut
And this is how we all had to pay
Maybe Mr. Ford
Was on vacation in Thailand

When the ocean rose and took it all away

If this had happened
In Kyoto
Or San Francisco, I wonder what they’d say
But this ain’t New York
It’s just Aceh

Where the ocean rose and took it all away

“Tsunami” appears on the 2006 CD, Halliburton Boardroom Massacre.

I wrote this after the massive tsunami at the end of December, 2004 wreaked such havoc in so much of the world.

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