Northern Lights (Barnabas)

Ionospheric splendour ignites the northern skies Unseen by jaded eyes Preferring more an insect's view of mundane, grindstone lives This planet, once a paradise before the serpent spoke And greed became the rope By which the race would hang itself Naked, without hope Racing like lemmings to the brink of holocaust With scant concern for cost We fall before the god of pleasure Jeopardizing without measure The rarest gem of everlasting life With staggering shortsightedness our golden calves are raised Ignoring former days Gambling with our heritage in this self-seeking age The endless quest for freedom, much like the northern lights So beautiful and bright But far beyond the mortal's grasp As witnessed by our plight Too much casual violence Too much casual sex Too much casual unconcern For what may happen next The endless quest for freedom, much like the northern lights So beautiful and bright But far beyond the mortal's grasp As witnessed by our plight The splendour of redemption ignites the newborn heart A spiritual upstart Who cannot fathom what's to come Or what will be his part Racing llike lemmings to the brink of holocaust With scant concern for cost We fall before the god of pleasure Jeopardizing without measure The rarest gem of everlasting life