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THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH

WORDS & MUSIC:   Earl P. Reinhalter


      I.  I see bones inside my feet
          and girders in skyscrapers
          and black hearts on the street
          and scarlet-letter neighbors.
             if ignorance is bliss,
             what kind of hell is this?

     II.  do I dare look at my wife,
          my children or my parents
          if innocence in life
          is only incoherence?
             if Paradise is hell,
             where do the angels dwell?

    III.  a killer shot a man
          who dared to recognize him.
          I'll get out while I can
          and paint a new horizon.
             amnesia comes to touch
             the man who knew too much.

     IV.  or should I learn forgiveness
          at each bridge when I cross it,
          and say of every skeleton:
          there's one in every closet
             up in the citadel
             where all the angels dwell.

© Copyright 1993 Earl P. Reinhalter.   All Rights Reserved.

 





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