canada keaton and me

i saw the country for the very first time
thought weÕd be merry like the old times
till i saw the train go crashing off the line
we couldn’t stop it though we tried

no ones ark it wasn’t built in a day
must we go tumbling down this way?
feet on the table and backs to the wall
competitions killing us all
over the water fall like keaton and me
to be continued indefinitely
over the water fall like canada and me
to be continued . . .

stood on the soil
thought this could be mine
what’s in stores never crossed my mind
till the wasteland repeated one more time i saw the country till the very last

over the water fall like keaton and me
to be continued indefinitely
over the water fall like canada and me
to be continued . . .

*Buster Keaton was a Master of Slap Stick, TS Eliot wrote ‘Wasteland’

sylvi & see through publishing june / july 1996

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