This Scorched Earth

Fallow lands, barren fields, shallow graves
Morning light, new day dawns in still birth
Silent seas, voiceless breeze, separate waves
Useless sun, pointless moon
this scorched earth

This scorched earth, this scorched earth
One last shot heard round the world
This scorched earth, this scorched earth
Still no victory flag's unfurled

Siren's songs pierce the night
in an endless refrain
No star light, no star bright
the sun is burning cold
And hope only held as strong
as the weak link in the chain
of command, grains of sand
who do as they are told

This scorched earth, this scorched earth
One last shot heard round the world
This scorched earth, this scorched earth
Still no victory flag's unfurled

As we hold the final line
in the name of common sense
Open arms, open hearts
the only defense

This scorched earth, this scorched earth
One last shot heard round the world
This scorched earth, this scorched earth
Still no victory flag's unfurled

© Lyrics & Melody: Jessie Jacobson (9/84)
Music: Jessie Jacobson-Brian Bielski-Jerome Faulkner-Jarrett Lesko (7/9/84)

Toni Zeto: Lead & Backing Vocals
Jessie Jacobson: Lead & Backing Vocals, Guitars, Keyboard
Jerome Faulkner: Lead & Backing Vocals, Piano, Keyboards
Jarrett Lesko: Bass, Keyboard, Backing Vocal
Brian Bielski: Drums

Produced by Second Language with Earle Mankey, 1985.