Midnight In The City Of Destruction (Morello Tom)

There's an old green shed at the end of an overgrown driveway And years ago that shed collapsed and fell Years before that there was a withered dog chained up there I saved him, maybe he saved me as well Now he's gone and I think I've come undone And it's midnight in the city of destruction There's music in the air and sweet abandon They're singin' cross the farm in the evening breeze But there's someone in the rows who's unwanted And now they've cut the faithful from the trees And the bulldozers move in one by one It's midnight in the city of destruction I lost my guitar, my home, my hope and my good fortune I lost my grandfather, two neighbors and my friend I pray that God himself will come and drown the president If the levees break again Now we're standin' at the crossroads waitin' for instruction And it’s midnight in the city of destruction There's a secret prison somewhere south of 60 And in that secret prison there's a secret cell And the prisoner's bound and burned, blinded and beaten Still that secret prisoner keeps his secret well Turn out the lights 'cause for one night that's enough, son It's midnight in the city of destruction