See the red "messiah" high upon a soap-box pulpit
Agitating his apostles with the gospels in his hand
hitlers gather down in inner city subways
To immortalise their ignorance with aerosol spray cans.
Life is the lesson - History
Learn from the past - preserve us a future.
So many causes I could die for - but I don't know which is right
this millenia of martyrs and injustices to fight
Why must brother kill his brother - when united they should stand?
Men by swords
and words divided in our broken promised land.
These tattered battle standards fly - their colours do not run
Unlike our tears
that trickle down the decades soon to come.
You promised us a "Golden Age" - we couldn't wait to try it
But never told us of the
blood we'd have to shed to buy it!
We are brought forth with nothing we struggle for nothing
And then unto nothing
Though their words have no meaning - to question them: "Treason!"
Look back - watch the pages of history burn
has two wings (both left wing and right)
They carry him far on this anarchic flight
'Til the fools of all nations now at his
Bring darkness to once green (now unpleasant) lands.
The voices on your TV are like whispers in a dream
else's nightmares in a place you've never been
But the streets run red round Tianneman Square - and the blood won't wash away
don't recognise their faces - so young and dead they stay.
You've never had to answer to the barrel of a gun
So how could you
expect... (expect what was to come?)
In the troubled streets of Moscow - and in tenements in Moss Side
There are people using
silver tongues to turn dissenting worms
How can the dissatisfaction of some left or right wing faction
Hope to justify the bombs
that burst - the innocents that burn.
We move in vicious circles as we fan the fires of hate
And laugh as the 'Four Horsemen'
clamour at the starter's gate.
Preserve us a future.