"Liberty" lyrics - ROGER WATERS

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ROGER WATERS
"Liberty"

[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

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