Oh, Guillotine

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The exalted arrive at the ball
on chariots of gold, upon the wings of the gods
their radiance lights up the halls
diamonds and jewels and skins of the thralls
orchestras line up arranged
celebrations of wealth the song of the day
wagers of blood would astound,
privileged the few, the rest worship the crown

the party began then to play
the beautiful people swaggered and swayed
indulged in the finest of ways
hors d'oeuvres and fine wines and expensive champagnes
when entered a madam so fair
her flair and her charm lit up the air
while outside of the palace estates
a terrible force soon began to shake

Isolated are the rich as disparity grows
debutantes in their decadence dance in their robes
twirling and spinning as the cup overflows
They wont even know when the knife’s at their throat

Oh liberty
….or guillotine

They dance to an opulent tune
and toasted and cheered to the health of the few
an order of tyrant tycoons
some make the laws, the rest simply consume
but as the party reached fanciful heights
the ramshackle slums burned all through the night
desperate and starving for change
Waves of plebeian rage crashes against the gates

Isolated are the rich as disparity grows
debutantes in their decadence dance in their robes
twirling and spinning as the cup overflows
They wont even know when the knife’s at their throat

Oh liberty
….or guillotine


and the guards at the palace were killed right on site
and the jackboot police ran away terrified
and the armies of war marched into the fight
but the people fought back with all of their might

they stood with their fists, clenched, raised to the sky
and the fires of rage ravaged the blight
and the beast that forever was kept in a cage
broke thru her chains and devoured her prey


Oh liberty
….or guillotine

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from Poor Man's Blood, released March 6, 2014

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