Revolution Blues

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Revolution Blues
Now living in the crossfire
Is sometimes short on joy,
When there's trouble in the jungle
& they're giving guns to boys,
The planes just dropping packages
near mountain village huts,
& men sent out to look come home pine box short cuts.
The sovereignty of the kingdom's
never sacrosanct at best,
It's hardly worth a mention
when the region's in a mess.
When your next door neighbour's fighting,
Try to keep your own nose clean,
& clamp down on the peasants,
Need spare parts for the machine.
& it ain't getting no better
& the prince don't like the news,
That his subjects in the mountains,
Have got the revolution blues. Ah ha.
The lowland & the mountain men,
Just don't see eye to eye,
Great medium for cadres,
Just strike a match & watch sparks fly,
Let's swim across the river,
Find a place that's safe to hide,
l'ancien regime & look for helpful ties,
You see a girl who has no feet,
A child who's lost both arms,
& someone's mother copped it sweet
playing cards,
Find your local friendly Hilton,
& relax behind barbed wire,
You won't find any work 'round here,
There's no need to retire.
& It ain't getting no better
& the prince don't like the news,
That his subjects in the mountains,
Have got the revolution blues.
It's wandering down stranger streets,
& trying to make sense,
Of funny looking foreign signs
& national defence.
The mall is full of restaurants,
& workers walk the streets,
A land of opportunities
where peoples never meet.
Your children now eat sandwiches,
& change their style of dress,
Though all the shops look just like home,
Your world is in a mess.
Well the triads took the hostels,
Put protection on the stalls,
& now the common market,
is throwing up new walls.
Well it ain't getting no better
& the prince don't like the news,
That his subjects in the mountains,
Have got the revolution blues.
Copyright: Berman/Cochrane

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from Like Lies To Children, track released October 1, 2013

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