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ROGER WATERS lyrics - Flushed With Wine
ROGER WATERS
"Flushed With Wine"

[Ringmaster:]
Flushed with wine Marie Antoinette
Casts down her red, white and blue rosette
An impetuous and dangerous vignette

[Officer:]
And then with her harming 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 peacock 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
Have marched hear 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
Will carry back home 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

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