Democracy

It's coming through a hole in the air,
from those nights in Tiananmen Square.
It's coming from the feel
that it ain't exactly real,
or it's real, but it ain't exactly there.
From the wars against disorder,
from the sirens night and day,
from the fires of the homeless,
from the ashes of the gay:
Democracy is coming to the U.S.A.

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From the wars against disorder, from the sirens night and day, from the fires of the homeless, from the ashes of the gay: democracy.. fine poem tony
Democracy is brewing everywhere, In every niche under the sky, As long as man lived, They wants democracy. A great poem allegorial to these written by Leonard Cohen
This is certainly one of the best of Leonard Cohen's songs. He sings it with soul and the drummer beats an insistent rhythm to produce an exciting song, which implies that there is still not true democracy in the U.S.A. ' Democracy is coming to the U.S.A.'
Excellent poem. Some time democracy feels like an reoccurring dream often out of reach yet evoking our hopes and aspirations again and again.
Romance with Democracy involving every thing undemocratic done in it's name and committing crimes against humanity, elsewhere.
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