Day #101: Children in Uniform

Children in Uniform
(from The Mayor of London album)

How much do you love the world
What is it worth to keep it turning
How much do you love the day
How will you keep that warm light burning

Sometimes we have to do
What we have to do

Which one would you rather see
A bloody arrow or snow white feather
And what would you rather be
A floating cloud or stormy weather

Sometimes we have to do
What we have to do

CHORUS:
When will we see
Children in uniform
Righting our wrongs
Fighting our father’s wars
That’s what they’ll ask of me
Why don’t we see
Children in uniform
Righting our wrongs
Fighting our father’s wars
And what will become of me

How long will we love the world
How long can we still keep it turning
How long can we face the day
What will we do to remain worthy

Sometimes we have to do
What we have to do

Chorus

Coda:
And what will become of me

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Day #100: Burn Down the Mission

Burn Down the Mission
(from The Mayor of London album)

Tell me there’s a place for me
In this world and I’ll believe you
I’ll set sail and claim my land
And all I’ll ask is for the truth

There’s so many walls around it
Built and filled with ancient lies
Many years since it’s been questioned
Truth can’t grow til comfort dies

Chorus:
It’s time to burn down the mission
All those old-time ways of living
It’s time to burn down the mission
All those old-world ways of thinking
There’s nothing here for me
Clear out the halls and see
The time has come to burn it all down

You want me to have a better life
Only in the shadow cast by yours
I’d rather live and die inside the light
You can only see from open doors

Chorus

Day #99: The Mayor of London

The Mayor of London
(from The Mayor of London album)

Where are the sounds
of everyone crying
That’s all I know
Where are the rounds
Of street people dying
Goes on and on

How does it feel
When there’s no sunset
From where you stand
And whose fate is sealed
When all our problems
Walk hand in hand

Chorus:
I am the mayor of London
I’m the father of the largest city you know
I am the mayor of London
I’m the father of the largest city you know
I’m the master of a land that never ends
I’m the captain on a river that never bends
I think about the world and what it sends
It’s good that I’m a man without a friend
It’s good that I’m the mayor
It’s good that I’m the mayor

Aren’t we the crown
Of cities and countries
Around the world
Praise and reknown
For all the wars won
And flags unfurled

Chorus