Roger Waters - Flushed with Wine lyrics

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Roger Waters - Flushed with Wine lyrics

RINGMASTER Flushed with wine Marie Antoinette Casts down her red, white and blue rosette An impetuous and dangerous vignette OFFICER And then with her charming little shoe She grinds the precious symbol underfoot what a lark, what a hoot The regiments all follow suit The regiments CHORUS The regiments OFFICER The regiments CHORUS The regiments OFFICER & CHORUS The regiments all follow suit REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST Red, white and blue and they all follow suit CHILDREN'S CHORUS Red, white and blue and they all follow suit REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST In Paris there is nothing to eat CHORUS Not a crust, not a crumb Not a grain of wheat REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST They think that starving may weaken the man in the street CHORUS Not a chance, they're used to the heat REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST In Versailles they drink wine and dine on freshly baked bread CHORUS The peaco*k sprawls upon his bed REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST We choke on the bones of swallowed pride instead CHORUS Soon they'll see what a feast they've made REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST A bitter feast REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST & CHORUS For the Parisians CHORUS ...for the Parisians RINGMASTER These hags, these shrews, these courtesans These animals we call women Are marching through the pouring rain To bring the baker home again CHORUS Louis protests; he cries KING Veto, veto! I'll give you all bread if you just let me go! RINGMASTER These fishwives with their babies These animals called ladies Have carried back here to Paris The King, The Queen, and The Dauphin REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST Versailles has loomed to the regiments' final bow CHORUS Versailles bloomed REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST All fawning before REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST & CHILDREN'S CHORUS The Austrian cow! CHORUS Fawning on bended knee REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST The party's over REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST & CHILDREN'S CHORUS Take down the marquee CHORUS Hang up your dancing shoes in the hanging tree REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST We'll take the baker back to Paris REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST & CHILDREN'S CHORUS Back to Paris TROUBLEMAKER & MALE CHORUS He'll make bread for the prince we decree REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST, CHILDREN'S CHORUS, & FEMALE CHORUS The shrews, the hags and the courtesans TROUBLEMAKER & MALE CHORUS The animals we call women REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST, CHILDREN'S CHORUS, & FEMALE CHORUS Will take back the King to Paris REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST & CHILDREN'S CHORUS The crowd now seven thousand strong TROUBLEMAKER & MALE CHORUS Bore the royal coach along REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST & CHILDREN'S CHORUS With trophies raised on pikes above TROUBLEMAKER & MALE CHORUS The guardsman's heads they had cut off TROUBLEMAKER Adieu Versailles MALE CHORUS It rains, it pours, the crowd roars REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST Bonjour Paris CHORUS Adieu Versailles COMPANY Bonjour Paris, adieu Versailles