OT Meaning ? The killers in high places say their prayers out loud

Well, I had some wine with my lunch, went onto Sway’s and happened to read one of Solosurfer’s recent posts, and just couldn’t stand it anymore. That darn sign off again! I PMed him and asked what it meant. Was it supposed to be ambiguous, free to interpretation like a Dylan song, or is it about religious leaders? I am glad that I asked. Very nice as a poem, I hope that I hear the song sometime. (He said ok to a reprint.)

Thank you kindly for the compliments. Greatly appreciated. I am glad some of my post are read for the content rather than the wild ways I post them sometimes. I will print the Leonard Cohen song the sign off came from. He is one of my favorite song writers. Here it is. Nothing against Islamism or Fundies...though both groups give me the willies at times. Killers in high places is government and praying outloud as politicians tend to do. I think thats what old L.C. meant anyway. Hey...the dove is never free.

The birds they sang

At the break of day

Start again

I heard them say

Dont dwell on what

Has passed away

Or what is yet to be

The wars they will

Be fought again

The holy dove

Be caught again

Bought and sold

And bought again

The dove is never free


Ring the bells that still can ring

Forget your perfect offering

There is a crack in everything

Thats how the light gets in

We asked for signs

The signs were sent

The birth betrayed

The marriage spent

The widowhood

Of every government

Signs for all to see

Cant run no more

With the lawless crowd

While the killers in high places

Say their prayers out loud

But theyve summoned up

A thundercloud

And theyre going to hear from me


You can add up the parts

But you wont have the sum

You can strike up the march

There is no drum

Every heart

To love will come

But like a refugee


The killers in high places say their prayers out loud

Thanks for that explaination Sickdog…

We’ll just leave it at that…