While the Cities Are Burning, 1992

by marLene

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While the Cities are Burning
© marLene 1992

I know what I know and my mind is clear
and I hear voices filled with disgust and fear
and I know what I see and my eyes are clear
and I see smoke risin’, somethin’s happening.

While the cities are burning
will we sit in our armchairs
and shake our heads before our TVs
at all the crazy people there.
I know something’s started and it will not end
and I see writing on the walls everywhere.
and it’s clear pain has united with rage
and I know we better wake up or get out of here.


Or will we stretch our minds?
Will we find our own rage inside?
I know what I know and my mind is clear
and I see smoke risin’, somethin’s happening



released November 1, 2007
marLene - rhythm guitar and vocals
bryan zink - guitar solos, percussion, engineering



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the marlenes San Francisco, California

THE MARLENES is a San Francisco Bay Area band performing original, conscious music rooted in rock with injections of reggae, folk, Latin rock... marLene writes the songs, sings and plays guitar & ukulele. Elaine is on bass & vocals.

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