IN THE TIME OF MY CONFESSION
If the thing you said you were going to do does not materialize
And should it be found to have been meaningless
And everyone gives up hope
And the Curtain-Raiser leaves the curtain at half mast
This is PROGRESS!
You might leave the stage forever
And follow the dark haired cigarette smoking man you have
seen in the courtyard every day for 6 yrs. Go on Follow him
To a place where nothing much will happen unless the
Curtain-Raiser finds the will to resurrect Spring
And the imponderables come to a grinding HALT
You knew all along that he would lead you OUT
He looks slimmer this Fall & not as worried about
dandruff or his smell
There’s a man goin’ ’round takin’ names,
And he decides who to free and who to blame.
Everybody won’t be treated all the same,
There’ll be a golden ladder reachin’ down.
When the man comes around. Johnny Cash The Man