Roger Waters - Slavers, Landlords, Bigots at Your Door lyrics

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Roger Waters - Slavers, Landlords, Bigots at Your Door lyrics

REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST Slaves, Landlords, Bigots at your door Aristocrats, Democrats, survivors of the North American war Some with heart, some without hate Some with faith in the human race And so the loan sharks Selling dreams in honeyed tones like skylarks And rats who speak like cats of sacred rites The sacred rites of the family MARIE MARIANNE And all those brave souls both brave enough and crazy enough To spill their blood for truth alone That one or two ideas survive, always survive Writ in blood on paving stones RINGMASTER Writ in blood MARIE MARIANNE On paving stones CHILDREN'S CHORUS And the noble cla** who rule Having been to all the best schools Have thought it through and are good enough To explain what is best for us It came to them in a dream In a blinding flash of light Equality, fraternity And not just in the afterlife And they promise us reading And they promise us writing If we kneel before the King If we kneel before the King SOLO CHILD So this is the State of France RINGMASTER, REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST & MARIE MARIANNE And on the street corners The broadsheets all carry the usual story A people dying to believe in some benign authority To lead them down a road that's paved with glory