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CARGO CULT

WORDS & MUSIC:   Earl P. Reinhalter


             I.  all of us are members
                 of the cargo cult,
                 waiting for the savior
                 that they call John Frumm.
                 if you are a member
                 of the cargo cult,
                 you will be rewarded
                 when the cargo comes.
                 we will be rewarded
                 when the cargo comes.
                 we will be rewarded
                 when the cargo comes.

            II.  standing at the top
                 of the volcano rim,
                 where John Frumm will come
                 when he is home again,
                 calling to the forces
                 of the fire within,
                 calling to his fifty thousand
                 fighting men.
                 we will be protected
                 when the cargo comes.
                 we will be protected
                 when the cargo comes.

           III.  there was always cargo
                 when the white man came,
                 before we all were born
                 and then in World War II.
                 we are out of favor,
                 we must now reclaim
                 dances and the rituals
                 we used to do.

            IV.  we wait, wait, wait
                 for John Frumm,
                 forty years of waiting
                 for a sacred trust.
                 will we be rewarded?
                 will the cargo come?
                 or will we still be waiting
                 when we turn to dust?

        ENDING:  we're the cargo cult.
                 we're the cargo cult.
                 we're the cargo cult, cargo cult.
                 we're the cargo cult, cargo cult.

                 (repeat and fade)

© Copyright 1982 Earl P. Reinhalter.   All Rights Reserved.

 





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