The Great Correction

Apr 9, 2020 | Articles, Issue 76, Music | 1 comment

by Eliza Gilkyson

This extraordinary song was released in 2008. It may be more relevant now than it was then. Authors Naomi Klein and Charles Eisenstein, and filmmaker Michael Moore, among others, believe we are indeed at the beginning of a major, worldwide transformation.‘The Great Correction” seems a fitting anthem for what we are seeing. This video, set to Eliza Gilkyson’s song, “features a collection of photos depicting the brave souls who, throughout our nation’s history, fought for a decent society and a protected and loved planet.”

Video Produced by Cisco Ryder Gilliland and Eliza Gilkyson
Words and Music by Eliza Gilkyson
From the album “Beautiful World” on Red House Records
Click here for a full list of credits with links

The Great Correction

Down here on the corner of ruin and grace
I’m growing weary of the human race
I hold my lamp up in everyone’s face
Lookin for an honest man
Everyone tied to the turning wheel
Everyone hiding from the things they feel
And the truth’s so hard it just don’t seem real
The shadow across this land

People round here don’t know what it means
To suffer at the hands of our American dreams
They turn their backs on the grisly scenes
Traced to the privileged sons
They got their god they got their guns
Got their armies and the chosen ones
But we’ll all be burnin in the same big sun
When the great correction comes

Down through the ages lovers of the mystery
Been saying people let your love light shine
Poets and sages all throughout history
Say the light burns brightest in the darkest times
It’s the bitter end we’ve come down to
The eye of the needle that we gotta get through
But the end could be the start of something new
When the great correction comes

Down through the ages….

Down to the wire runnin out of time
Still got hope in this heart of mine
But the future waits on the horizon line
For our daughters and our sons
I don’t know where this train’s bound
Whole lotta people tryin to turn it around
Gonna shout til the walls come tumbling down
And the great correction comes

Don’t let me down
When the great correction comes


Eliza Gilkyson, a twice Grammy-nominated (2006/2014) singer-songwriter, has released four albums since Beautiful World (from which comes “The Great Correction’). The most recent, Secularia, is “a collection of spiritually charged songs that don’t fit within the parameters of traditional religious beliefs and challenge us to embrace a more inclusive perspective, to respect all life and to be accountable for our actions in these divisive times.”

2020, Eliza’s new release due out in April, “is a collection of politically charged anthems designed to motivate, reflect and inspire action during what may be the most vital American election of our lifetime.” You can reach Eliza via her website, ElizaGilkyson.com.

1 Comment

  1. I loved this song…the music, the lyrics, and the photos. A masterpiece with a strong emotional impact.

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