Norden Bombsight (XVI)

Tower

“Key Words: Mars, far-reaching inner transformation;
healing; the old is destroyed to make room for the new;
spiritual renewal; self-knowledge.”
(page 47, Ziegler, Gerard. Tarot: Mirror Of The Soul)

my grandpa’s cousin was a famous man
a bombadier in World War 2
And on the Enola Gay
when Truman gave orders; he followed through
looking through a Norden bomb sight
in just moments, 80,000 people died

the men on the Superfortress
had never seen an atomic bomb
and over Hiroshima
when they reached the target
they did the job
looking through a Norden bomb sight
in just moments, 80,000 people died

how does the world look
flying in a B-29
the earth a boiling liquid
the sky a tremendous blinding light
what did he think when he realized
that when he pushed the button over 80,000 people died

my grandpa’s cousin lived to be 81
he grew a rose garden and went bass fishing with his sons
when he was asked about his life
he said he did a job that had to be done
when he closed his eyes late at night
did he feel the ghosts of the 80,000 people who died

I’ve heard a surrender was underway
When Truman decided to drop the bomb
he wanted to show the rest of the world
that America was mighty and strong
looking through a Norden bomb sight
in just moments 80,000 people died
looking through a Norden bomb sight
in just moments you could realize

 

Michele Solberg: vocals, acoustic guitar

Rob Halverson: upright bass, hammered dulcimer

Javier Chaparro: violin

Chris Searles: drums and percussion

Song written by Michele Solberg

Produced and Engineered by Rob Halverson at Tree World Recording, Austin TX

 

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