From Green To Red

Beatie Wolfe at the Barbican

Outside the people like cars are still running
when inside it’s safe to deny that it’s coming,
and the TV’s turned up, so the winds are just humming
to the sound of the heat rising

We don’t want to hear that the problem is us
so we live like we want in our own universe
because man thinks he’s God in a devilish way,
and we’re too proud to see what we won’t even say:
We don’t want to know
Don’t want to know
Don’t want to know
Don’t want to know

So take my hand babe and I’ll walk you to school
where you’ll learn how to live by a new set of rules
because we’ve played all our cards, they’re none left for you
Forgive us my dear, can’t you see it’s the truth:
We don’t want to know
Don’t want to know
Don’t want to know
Don’t want to know

What happened to love - is it out of date?
Turn back, turn back
There’s so much here to save

What happened to love - is it out of date?
Turn back, turn back
Don’t live like it’s too late

Murder is only defined by mankind
but the creatures don’t know for what cause they have died
so we wipe off our hands on the furs and the hide;
We sit at the top with our great piece of mind

We don’t want to know
Don’t want to know
Don’t want to know
Don’t want to know

So remember denial is a haunt of the head
let your eyes and your heart guide your reason instead
when the hungry are starved, the full are still fed
As we sit at the crossroads the Green turns to Red

We don’t want to know
Don’t want to know
Don’t want to know
Don’t want to know

What happened to love - is it out of date?
Turn back, turn back
Don’t live like it’s too late

What happened to love - is it out of date?
Turn back, turn back
There’s so much here to save

Turn back…

 

(C) & (P) Beatie Wolfe 2015