Roger Waters - Liberty lyrics

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Roger Waters - Liberty lyrics

Scene 5 "Liberty" TROUBLEMAKER We want to get rid of the guillotine And abolish pain somehow But to make a world free of tears We build these scaffolds now OFFICER Come dry your tears and pray explain How can we abolish pain? If we don't build these scaffolds now These instruments of injustice These tools of execution REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST We've given to the guillotine More blood than you have ever seen What end could justify these means? OFFICER We've given more of our blood MALE CHORUS We've given REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST We've given more of our blood MALE CHORUS We've given OFFICER We've given more of our blood MALE CHORUS More of our blood CHORUS We've given, we've given More blood than we could turn to love REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST & OFFICER Than we could ever hope to turn to REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST Love REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST & OFFICER More blood, than we could Ever hope could turn to love CHORUS We've given, we've given More blood, than we could turn to love REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST Come angles of mercy, come doves of peace Shine a light on all these warring clubs and cliques OFFICER The jackal and hyena who prowl these city streets Would turn in their own mother for a little extra meat REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST From the piles of dead, the Republic comes to life Her mutilated body reeling like a drunken fishwife Gives birth to the future OFFICER Gives birth on the street REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST, OFFICER & CHORUS Impure and exultant she gives birth to the dream RINGMASTER & MARIE MARIANNE When the dream REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST When the dream RINGMASTER & MARIE MARIANNE Is understood REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST Is understood RINGMASTER, REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST & MARIE MARIANNE That no man should live in chains That the great and the small are equal after all