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Hodgson, Roger – Crime of the Century - If everyone was listening

Identifier

027540

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

 “If Everyone Was Listening,  was a lot of fun to write because, it was a play on Shakespeare’s As You Like It. It was comparing life to a play. “All the world is a stage,” and we enact our dramas and our stories, and it took off from that theme. It was very effective, it’s a great lyric." [RH]

A description of the experience

If Everyone Was Listening

 

The actors and jesters are here
The stage is in darkness and clear
For raising the curtain
And no-one’s quite certain whose play it is
How long ago, how long
If only we had listened in.
If we’d known just how right we were going to be.
For we dreamed a lot
And we schemed a lot
And we tried to sing of love before the stage fell apart.

If everyone was listening you know
There'd be a chance that we could save the show
Who'll be the last clown
To bring the house down?
Oh no, please no, don't let the curtain fall

Well, what is your costume today?
Who are the props in your play?
You're acting a part which you thought from the start
Was an honest one.
Well how do you plead?
An actor indeed!
Go re-learn your lines,
You don't know what you've done
The finales begun.

If everyone was listening you know
There'd be a chance that we could save the show,
Who'll be the last clown
To bring the house down?
Oh no, please no, don't let the curtain fall.

 

The source of the experience

Hodgson, Roger

Concepts, symbols and science items

Science Items

Mass Extinction

Activities and commonsteps

Commonsteps

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