Karl Dallas (acc Milton Evans) - Apocalypse Town

from Resurrection Day by Karl Dallas

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about

The rock accompaniment for this song was created by my good friend and fellow-Christian, Milton Evans, a brilliant musician in his own right. Millie also accompanied me during the creation of the Resurrection Day song.
This is not strictly a Resurrection Day song. It harks forward to the end of times.

lyrics

I’ve been walking down to Apocalypse Town
Round by the Place of the Skull,
The sky was dark and the ground was shaking
With a noise like a bellowing bull.
The stars were falling from the sky
And the mountains were turning to dust
And I fell on my knees and I cried out Please!
As the whole damn world went bust.

Oh, Jesus,
Is this really gonna be the end?
When I’m walking down to Apocalypse Town
With eternity round the bend?

All the priests and politicians making speeches, taking votes
Like tomorrow would never come,
When the walls of the city are falling, and calling
Like words from the deaf and the dumb.
There’s a man over there with a fire in his hair
And the sky it is ugly and red
As a terrible morning, the fisherman’s warning,
Loud enough to waken the dead.

Oh, Jesus,
Is this really gonna be the end?
When I’m walking down to Apocalypse Town
With eternity round the bend?

There’s war and the rumours of war and the day
Is blacker by far than the night.
The people are starving and they’re throwing the food
Away so we can’t get a bite.
The rich and the poor are closing the door
Upon any way to agree.
The meek shall inherit the earth you say,
But we’re locked in the land of the free.

Oh, Jesus,
Is this really gonna be the end?
When I’m walking down to Apocalypse Town
With eternity round the bend?

The graveyards are yawning, this final morning
When the oceans shall give up their dead.
Each son and daughter like lambs to the slaughter
To the Gates of Hell are led.
Now Gabriel’s sword is the unspoken word
Of the Name that can never be named.
The guilty may scatter, it really don’t matter
Who’s innocent now or blamed.

Oh, Jesus,
Is this really gonna be the end?
When I’m walking down to Apocalypse Town
With eternity round the bend?

For two thousand years we’ve been telling each other
The time’s gonna surely come.
It’ll be with a bang or a whimper, they say,
Or a funeral beat on the drum.
Could be red revolution or a final solution,
Doesn’t matter which way or how.
One thing is certain, the final curtain
Is falling, the time is now.

Oh, Jesus,
Is this really gonna be the end?
When I’m walking down to Apocalypse Town
With eternity round the bend?

You can hide in the rock, but the rock is a-melting,
The sea is a bubbling brew.
The stocks and the shares are rising and plunging
As the many are robbed by the few.
Their computers have numbered each hair on your head
With the terrible Mark of the Beast.
But the new revelation, the divine invitation
Commands us to join in the feast.

Oh, Jesus,
Is this really gonna be the end?
When I’m walking down to Apocalypse Town
With eternity round the bend?

But there’s peace in the eye of the storm;
Darkness fades in the light of the dawn.
In a wedding gown
Jerusalem comes down
To Apocalypse Town.

O say can you see, there’s gonna be
A new heaven, and also new earth.
The old’s gotta die and no pie in the sky
Can prevent what’s coming to birth.
Let this be the date when your anger and hate
Surrenders to Almighty Love,
And the Kingdom you seek for the poor and the meek
Is right here, not in heaven above.

Oh, Jesus,
May this really be the end!
No more walking down to Apocalypse Town
With eternity round the bend!

credits

from Resurrection Day, released March 18, 2013
© Words & Music Copyright Karl Dallas/EMI Music, Bradford, February 17, 1998
Accompaniment: Milton Evens

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