Roger Waters - And in the Bushes Where They Survive lyrics

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Roger Waters - And in the Bushes Where They Survive lyrics

RINGMASTER And in the bushes where they survive The winder hail and the slaughter The birds were attacked by the dogs and the rats Hiding round every corner REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST When you're a rat caught in a trap with not even cheese you get mean CHILDREN'S CHORUS But we are not rats OFFICER When you're a rabid dog you need to spread your disease CHILDREN'S CHORUS But we are not dogs REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST & OFFICER When you're a man and they say you should be an angel CHILDREN'S CHORUS We're not even human REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST When you're less than nothing OFFICER & MALE CHORUS Less than nothing REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST, OFFICER & CHILDREN'S CHORUS Less than nothing as sure as the sparrows sing MARIE MARIANNE If wishes give us power to make it all come right If we could walk through mirrors IF we could touch the light We'd shrug off our illusions and what was left would be The strength and bravery To feel what we feel And be what we'd be REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST Of all the woman none can hold a light to liberty REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST & CHORUS With wings to fly and eyes to see TROUBLEMAKER & CHORUS She's the one who loves us The one that we adore When you're laughing with the sun out Or lying wounded in a dugout REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST With wings to fly and eyes to see Freedom is her name OFFICER She makes a fearsome ally If you'd stand up with no shame REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST But liberty is nothing if you love her on your knees OFFICER & MALE CHORUS And liberty can't hear you When you're hanging from an olive tree RINGMASTER If we don't founder in pursuit luxury In forgetfulness of others needs And in the depths of our own beliefs MARIE MARIANNE If we don't hide in that solitary dream Safe in our shells In respect for the powers that be And in fear of ourselves CHILDREN'S CHORUS If wishes could come true If mirrors could be seen through No more mystery Only the strength and bravery To help one another To see what it's like to be Happy No bird needs to be afraid To leave his nest and to parade Up and down the boulevard all day All day, all day No bird must be greedy And eat up all the seed Till every bird has had enough Every bird Be he rich or be he poor Be he great or be he small Every bird, every bird, every bird, every bird Will go to the ball RINGMASTER If this life's a journey we take REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST If the secret the sharing cake MARIE MARIANNE Holds the key, holds the key to joy RINGMASTER And unlocks these doors inside REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST Where Republic must surely hide MARIE MARIANNE If wishes really could come true RINGMASTER If we see through the illusions REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST & CHORUS And abide by the Constitution MARIE MARIANNE There'll be human rights for everyone CHORUS Unique and universal COMPANY For everyone Under the sun RINGMASTER, REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST, MARIE MARIANNE, TROUBLEMAKER & OFFICER If we are not lost in these towers of ivory In respect for the strong And in fear of our need to belong The promise of Republic lies within Ça Ira COMPANY Ça Ira!