Cinders & Ashes by The East Village Vampire published on 2012/05/03 05:33:38 +0000 I wrote this raggedy, sinister sounding blues whilst watching news reports on the Black Saturday bushfires that occurred in Melbourne Australia back 2009. 174 people were killed. Part of the problem with these particular bushfires was the slow response from emergency services. Of particular note was that the then Victorian Police Chief - Christina Nixon - was heavily criticized for going our for dinner that terrible night whilst the state was burning. 100% accurate or not, what amazing imagery for a song. LYRICS... They gave us thorns to make a crown She had dinner as the state burnt down That tin roof over our heads Pretty soon gonna house the dead I got flesh charred to the bone And I lost everything and my home Now all the kids in my street they got nothing to eat, just... Cinders and ashes Cinders and ashes Cinders & ashes on a demon wind So you give your cash to the poor Because we've been through this before All the shit that you believe Don't mean a thing / Don't mean a thing It's just... Cinders and ashes Cinders and ashes Cinders & ashes on a demon wind Cinders & Ashes by The East Village Vampire is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.