In the desolation of isolation, I look
into the caverns of my empty soul.
And, listen for echoes in the cold
chambers of my cold empty heart.
Renegade brigades of faithless friends,
march with ranks of deranged strangers,
to take the city and overthrow
the reign of the past and never king.
From slave quarters let freedom ring
I look deep into my own mind;
endeavor to explain colors to the blind
and to teach deaf mutes to sing.