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A Poetic Aside

26 Sep 2004, Paddy

I have always liked this lyric. It was written about travelling in Peru. I'm not really sure that it is true of Peru today as, in my experience to date, the vast majority people try to sell you things and don't out and out beg. I guess this was a sign of the times when the author was travelling back in 1988.


I was a tourist in the Andes On my way to Tiahuanaco Where the balance of a weeping god Faced east to the rising sun

But I looked out the window And all I could see Was the face of a girl She was looking at me

She was begging for food Then I knew I had found The weeping god In the face of a child

As she gestures with her fingers Her little brother followed suit And all I did was take my camera So the image never fades away

I no longer saw the great gate of the sun Nor the dawn of time when our race had begun Just black eyes like starving dogs looking at me A weeping god was all I'd ever see


I stared at the shacks and the shanty town mess I couldn't help but to think of the West The balance was lost and my reason went wild As the weeping god came alive in the child

--- Jaz Coleman 1988 (From the Killing Joke track Tiahuanaco available on the album "Outside the Gate")

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