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Postcards From Cambodia


by Bruce Cockburn. Buy album CD: Other Songs ME - W


Abe Lincoln once turned to somebody and said:
Do you ever find yourself talking with the dead?
There are three tiny deaths heads carved out of mammoth tusk
on the ledge in my bathroom.
They grin at me in the morning when Im taking a leak,
but they say very little.
Outside Phnom Penh theres a tower, glass-pannelled,
maybe ten meters high,
filled with skulls from the killing fields.
Most of them lack the lower jaw
so they dont exactly grin,
but they whisper, as if from a great distance,
of pain, and of pain left far behind
Eighteen thousand empty eyeholes peering out at the four directions
Electric fly buzz green moist breeze
Bonecoloured Brahma bull grazes wet eyed, (gazes??)
hobbled in hollow of mass grave
In the neighbouring field a small herd
of young boys plays soccer,
their laughter swallowed in expanding silence.
This is too big for anger,
its too big for blame.
We stumble through history so
humanly lame
So I bow down my head
Say a prayer for us all
That we dont fear the spirit
when it comes to call
Sun will soon slide down into the far end of the ancient reservoir.
Orange ball merging with its water-borne twin
below airbrushed edges of cloud.
But first it spreads itself,
a golden scrim behind fractal sweep of swooping flycatchers.
Silhouetted dark green trees,
Blue horizon.
The rains are late this year.
The sky has no more tears to shed.
But from the air Cambodia remains
a disc of wet green, bordered by bright haze.
Water-filled bomb craters sunstreak gleam
stitched in strings across patchwork land
march west toward the far hills of Thailand.
Macro analog of Angkor Wats temple walls




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Album: Other Songs ME - W Lyrics
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  1. Messenger Wind
  2. More Not More
  3. Musical Friends
  4. My Beat
  5. My Lady And My Lord
  6. Nanzen Ji
  7. Never So Free
  8. One Day I Walk
  9. Outside A Broken Phone Booth With Money In My Hand
  10. Outside A Broken Phone Booth With Money In...
  11. Pangs Of Love
  12. People See Through You
  13. Postcards From Cambodia
  14. Radium Rain
  15. Red Brother Red Sister
  16. Rumours Of Glory
  17. Santiago Dawn
  18. See How I Miss You
  19. See You Tomorrow
  20. Shining Mountain
  21. Shipwrecked At The Stable Door
  22. Slow Down Fast
  23. Spring Song
  24. Stained Glass
  25. Starwheel
  26. Stolen Land
  27. The Bicycle Trip
  28. The Blues Got The World...
  29. The Charity Of Night
  30. The coldest night of the year
  31. The Coming Rains
  32. The Gift
  33. The Mines Of Mozambique
  34. The Strong One
  35. The Thirteenth Mountain
  36. The Whole Night Sky
  37. Thoughts On A Rainy Afternoon
  38. Tibetan Side Of Town
  39. To Fit In My Heart
  40. Together Alone
  41. Trickle Down
  42. Understanding Nothing
  43. Up On The Hillside
  44. Use me while you can
  45. Vagabondage
  46. Wait No More
  47. Wanna Go Walking
  48. What About The Bond
  49. When The Sun Falls
  50. When The Sun Goes Nova
  51. When you give it away
  52. Where The Death Squad Lives
  53. Yanqui Go Home
  54. You Don't Have To Play The Horses
  55. You Get Bigger As You Go
  56. You Point To The Sky
  57. You've Never Seen Everything
  58. Fascist Architecture
  59. Isn't That What Friends Are For?
  60. Let The Bad Air Out
  61. Live On My Mind
  62. Open
  63. The Rose Above The Sky
  64. The Trouble With Normal
  65. Tokyo
  66. Tried And Tested
  67. Waiting For A Miracle
  68. Wondering Where The Lions Are
  69. World of Wonders

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