Serial Port – Unpolished

Serial Port – Unpolished

Serial Port – Unpolished

Unpolished started out as a series of nocturne poems dealing with alienation, loss, and the general darkness of being. The mood was set by a discussion with a colleague about the Apocalypse Now and the perspective of the people back home, the other poems in the series, were much more personal in their approach, but this one honed in and was developed into a song.
The song tells the story of a child trying to get grasp of the concept and reasons of his father’s death, it hints to the military profession and the theater of operation in which the father fought.

Artwork extracted from Kathryn Bigelow’s “The Hurt Locker”
Lyrics:
Daddy’s dead Daddy’s gone
He’s out hanging with angels,
He was promised some fun
He went out of his mind
To protect the home of the brave
So you and your mommy are to be safe
By divine intervention,
He was the one that they chose
With the dirtiest rifle,
But the shiniest shoes
So He took down your father
Right down highway Kabul
And your father’s a hero
Or that’s what they told you in school
Just a planet of apes
Who have learned how fight
How shrivel the flesh,
How to bomb what’s not right
What is right is that your dad
Should go sacrifice
So that people in Kansas
Drive their humvees tonight
It’s a bowling alley
With grenades for pins
It’s game in which strikes
Don’t mean that you win
So do pledge allegiance
To the flag to the fight
A flag over papa
Does that seem just right?