Friday, May 25, 2007

City of God - Lost in the Flood

Eighth Avenue sailors in satin shirts whisper in the air
Some storefront incarnation of Maria, she's puttin' on me the stare
and Bronx's best apostle stands with his hand on his own hardware
Everything stops, you hear five, quick shots, the cops come up for air
And now the whiz-bang gang from uptown, they're shootin' up the street
And that cat from the Bronx starts lettin' loose
but he gets blown right off his feet
And some kid comes blastin' round the corner but a cop puts him right away
He lays on the street holding his leg screaming something in Spanish
Still breathing when I walked away
And somebody said "Hey man did you see that? His body hit the street with such a beautiful thud"
I wonder what the dude was sayin' or was he just lost in the flood?
Hey man, did you see that, those poor cats are sure messed up
I wonder what they were gettin' into, or were they just lost in the flood?

The entire the time I was watching the movie City of God it made me think of this verse from Springsteen's Lost in the Flood. Great movie great song...check them both out soon


Tah said...

love the song....will watch movie and miss ya

Deanie said...

Never heard of this movie. Who's in it anyway? Okay, and sue me, I loved the Holiday! Guess it is a chick thing! Watched The Painted Veil and really liked that too.
Well, guess I should work now, that is what they pay me to do. LOL. Love ya, Talk to you soon, hope to catch you online again.

Deanie said...

P.S. Never did get that whole Springsteen thing either......color me kooky, what can I say? The man mumbles all the time.