Saturday, December 24, 2011

Hamilton Camp

Turn around, go back down 
Back the way you came
Babylon is laid to waste 
Egypt's buried in her shame
Their mighty men are beaten down 
The kings are fallen in the ways
Oh God, the pride of man 
Broken in the dust again 

From his 1964 song, "Pride of Man."  Camp, an English folksinger, actor, and voiceover artist, made his folksinging debut at the Newport Folk Festival in 1960.  "Pride of Man" was covered by Quicksilver Messenger Service and Gordon Lightfoot.

Don't tell me that Camp didn't have "Ozymandias" in mind when he wrote "Pride of Man."

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