Bang the drum for sadness and touch a harp for their needs.
Tell the mothers and the fathers they're forgiven for their deeds.
Bang the drum for anger and touch a harp instead of yell.
Read books about reincarnation and forget the talk of hell.
Bang the drum for your family, wherever they may be.
Bang the drum till you feel the world's larger than you, than me.
Touch the harp with untrained fingers, like you're blind but still can see.
Touch the harp till the sounds soothe your broken savagery.
Bang the drum for every time you've ever told a lie.
Bang it softly, bang it loudly. Bang the drum until you cry.
Bang the drum for your friends, whether close or far or lost.
Bang it longer for your enemies and think about the cost.
Touch the harp with untrained fingers, like you're deaf but still can hear.
Touch the harp till the strings bleed compassion over fear.