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Bruce Douglas Cockburn OC ( /ˈkoʊbərn/ KOH-bərn; born May 27, 1945) is a Canadian folk/rock guitarist and singer-songwriter. His most recent album was released in March 2011. He has written songs in styles ranging from folk to jazz-influenced rock to rock and roll. more »


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Dull twilight spits hesitant sulfur rain 
Sky been down around our ears for weeks 
Only once -- gap-glimpsed moon over that anal-retentive border wall
As we laughed through some midnight checkpoint under yellow urban cloud 
Weeks of frantic motion -- petrol veins of 
Europe pumping 
Through scratchy acid-bitten transparent winter trees 
Through brownish haze that makes a ghost of the horizon 
I'm rushing after some ever-receding destination 
Berlin tonight 
Table-dancing in black tights 
Waving a silver crutch in the blue lights 
Shape changing over glass 
On the front line of the last gasp 
Green shoots of winter wheat and patches of snow 
Russian walks dog in Saxon field 
From the top of a solitary tree like the one on the flag of Lebanon 
Unblinking eye of hawk follows traffic on the autobahn 
Tank convoy winds down smokestack valley 
Pound chemical pennants wave against the sky 
Turret gunner laughs when I throw up my hands 
I'm all glasses and grin to him under my "commie" fur hat 
Berlin tonight Table-dancing in black tights 
Waving a silver crutch in the blue lights 
Shape changing over glass On the front line of the last gasp

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Written by: BRUCE COCKBURN

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