If sand waves
Were sound waves,
What song would be
In the air now?

What stinging tune
Could split this endless noon,
And make the sky swell with rain?

If war were a game
That a man
Or a child
Could think of winning . . .

What kind of rule
Can overthrow a fool,
And leave the land with no stain?

If sand waves
Were sound waves,
What song would be
In the air now?

What stinging tune
Could split this endless noon,
And make the sky swell with rain?


--Suzanne Vega, Song of Sand

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