Clash of the Generations lyrics

- Children Of Eden

Clash of the Generations lyrics

Clash of the Generations

ADAM
THE RAIN WILL BE HERE SOON.
WE’D BEST GET BACK TO THE SHELTER OF OUR GLEN.

CAIN
But what about these people…?

ADAM
WE WILL NEVER SPEAK OF THEM AGAIN.

EVE
Adam…

CAIN
Papa, listen to me. For once, listen…

ADAM
TEAR IT ALL DOWN — THAT’S WHAT YOU WANT.
TEAR DOWN EVERYTHING WE’VE WORKED TO BUILD.
TRUST OUR LIVES TO A BUNCH OF RAGGED STRANGERS.
YOU SEE THE PROMISE, CAIN, BUT NOT THE DANGERS.

YOU THINK YOU’RE SO WISE,
YOU THINK YOU’RE SO SKILLED —
BUT YOU’VE NEVER HEARD THEM CHANTING
IN THEIR RING OF STONES,
NEVER SEEN THEM DANCING HERE, AMONG THE BONES
OF THE BEASTS THEY’VE KILLED!

CAIN
How do you know what they are?

ADAM
Because I’ve been here, Cain. I’ve seen them.
EVE
Adam!

ABEL
Is this why we couldn’t go beyond the waterfall?

CAIN
When were you here?

ADAM
THE TWO OF YOU WERE BABIES STILL —
A LONG, LONG TIME AGO…

EVE
You never told me.

ADAM
IT WAS BETTER NOT TO KNOW.
IT WOULD STILL BE BETTER NOT TO KNOW.

CAIN
ALL THESE YEARS, YOU’VE LIED TO US —

EVE
ALL THESE YEARS, YOU NEVER TOLD, NEVER DISCUSSED —

CAIN
ALL THESE YEARS, DENIED TO US OUR FUTURE.

EVE
AFTER ALL THESE YEARS, COULDN’T YOU TRUST ME?

ABEL
IT’S ALL RIGHT, CAIN
PLEASE DON’T FIGHT, CAIN.

ADAM
EVE, WE DON’T EVEN KNOW WHO THEIR FATHER IS!
WOULD OUR FATHER FEEL BETRAYED?

EVE
COULDN’T YOU TRUST ME?

ADAM
WHAT IF THESE ARE PEOPLE HE NEVER MADE?

ABEL
EVERYBODY STOP FIGHTING!

ADAM
AFTER ALL THESE YEARS, TO LOSE THE CHANCE HE MIGHT
FORGIVE…
EVE…

EVE
AFTER ALL THESE YEARS, ALL I SEE
IS YOU ARE STILL AFRAID.
THERE WAS A TIME, ONCE…
YOU WERE SO BRAVE, ADAM…

ADAM
AND LOOK WHAT WE GOT.
LOOK WHERE IT BROUGHT US.
LOOK AT THE LESSON OUR BRAVERY TAUGHT US.
WE ARE LOST IN THE WILDERNESS —
WE BELONG OUT HERE, IN THE WILDERNESS!

CAIN
WELL, THEN — STAY HERE FOREVER,
IF THAT’S HOW YOU WANT TO LIVE;
BUT ABEL AND I COULD FIND COMRADES AND WIVES,
AND LEARN WHAT IT IS TO HAVE HOPE IN OUR LIVES,
BE PART OF A TRIBE, PART OF A CLAN,
NOT JUST ONE FAMILY, BUT A FAMILY OF MAN…

Come on, Abel.

ADAM
Abel, if you go now, you will never see me again.

CAIN
That’s all right. We’re never coming back.
Abel?

ADAM
Abel…

ABEL
OH, CAIN, PLEASE DON’T MAKE ME CHOOSE.
EITHER WAY, IT’S MORE THAN I CAN BEAR TO LOSE.
EITHER WAY, IT’S RIPPING OUT MY HEART.
THIS CHOICE IS TEARING ME APART…

ADAM
You’ll never get back to the garden, Abel. Father will come and you’ll be left
behind.

CAIN
Father will never come. Not for you. Not for any of us.

ADAM
That’s not true, Abel

CAIN
Tell him, brother.

ABEL
No…
Cain…

CAIN
Father came to see us. He came to spy on his grandchildren. He didn’t want to see
you.

EVE
Abel. Is this true?

ABEL
No.

ADAM
Liar!

CAIN
Are you coming or not?

ABEL
No.

CAIN
Fine. I’ll be better off without you.
Get out of my way.

ADAM
You’re not going anywhere.

CAIN
IS THIS WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A FATHER:
CRUSHING THE SPIRIT OF YOUR CHILDREN LIKE AN EGG?
IS THAT WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A FATHER:
BINDING THEM TO YOU WITH A CHAIN AROUND THE LEG?

EVE
Adam!

CAIN
Get out of my way, old man.

EVE
Let him go.

ADAM
Never.

CAIN
I’ll kill you.

(EVE runs between CAIN and ADAM, pushing ADAM off balance
as she does so)

EVE
Cain!

CAIN
Let me go!

ADAM
Cain!

EVE
Stop it, Cain! Both of you!!

ABEL
Stop it, brother! Stop!

CAIN
Let me go!!

EVE
Abel!

CAIN
That should have been you. that should have been you!

Last Update: June, 10th 2013


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