A friend of me sent me these lyrics the other day, and I can't for the life of me figure out what they're about. Any ideas?
Big Joe sat on the wall contemplating tomorrows yet to come,
While Union Jack watched, licking his wounds in the open sun,
Jack tossed a bone in his favour hoping for the latest flavour of peace,
But all he got for his trouble was fresh danger from the East.
"Too many futures are decided this way," said Jack with a boyish grin,
As the scared children looked on and prayed for the right answers to come from within.
Will you come with me brother?
Or is there another,
Who you'd rather have stand at your side?
"There is no other," said Jack to his brother,
But I can't come just for the ride.
There was a screech of dismay as Joe ran away and leapt headfirst to the sun,
In bleak disarray, Jack could not delay and at once broke into a run.
The preachers of distance, being men of insistence,
Fled from the palace of greed,
While the dogs and the soldiers of fortune,
Sat down in the palace to feed.
"Will you dine here tonight,
Or is there a fight that better fulfills your needs?"
"There is no fight," said the soldiers in fright,
"That can transform our flowers from weeds."
In no less than an hour, the tower of power,
Was reduced to rubble and hurt,
Jack stood by and allowed Joe to cry;
His beloved dreams turned to dirt.
As Joe leaned on his brother,
He saw just one other,
His certainties turned to hope,
With horizons ablaze,
The brothers, unfazed,
Began climbing the everlasting rope.