Bloody Revolutions

you talk about revolution, well, thatīs fine, but what are you going to be doing come the time?
are you going to be the big man with the tommy-gun? will you talk of freedom when the blood begins to run?
well, freedom has no value if violence is the price, donīt want your revolution, I want anarchy and peace.

you talk of overthrowing power with violence as your tool, you speak of liberation and when the people rule,
well ainīt it people rule right now, what difference would there be? just another set of bigots with their rifle sights on me.

but what about those people who donīt want your new restrictions? those that disagree with you and have their own convictions?
you say theyīve got it wrong because they donīt agree with you, so when the revolution comes youīll have to run them through.
yet you say that revolution will bring freedom for us all, well freedom just ainīt freedom when your backīs against the wall.

you talk of overthrowing power with violence as your tool, you speak of liberation and when the people rule,
well ainīt it people rule right now, what difference would there be? just another set of bigots with their rifle sights on me.

will you indoctrinate the masses to serve your new regime? and simply do away with those whose views are too extreme?
transportation details could be left to british rail, where zyclon b succeeded, north sea gas will fail,
itīs just the same old story of man destroying man, weīve got to look for other answers to the problems of this land.

you talk of overthrowing power with violence as your tool, you speak of liberation and when the people rule,
well ainīt it people rule right now, what difference would there be? just another set of bigots with their rifle sights on me.

viva la revolution, people of the world unite, stand up men of courage, itīs your job to fight.

it all seems very easy, this revolution game, but when you start to really play, things wonīt be quite the same.
your intellectual theories on how itīs going to be, donīt seem to take into account the true reality.
cos the truth of what youīre saying, as you sit there sipping beer, is pain and death and suffering, but of course you wouldnīt care.

youīre far too much of a man for that, if mao did it so can you. whatīs the freedom of us all against the suffering of the few?
thatīs the kind of self-deception that killed ten million jews, just the same false logic that all powermongers use.
so donīt think you can fool me with your political tricks, political right, political left, you can keep your politics.
government is government and government is force, left or right, right or left, it takes the same old course.
oppression and restriction, regulation, rule and law, the seizure of that power is all your revolutionīs for.
you romanticise your heroes, quote from marx and mao, well, their ideas of freedom are just oppression now.
nothingīs changed for all the death that their ideas created, itīs just the same fascistic games, but the rules arenīt clearly stated.
nothingīs really different cos all governmentīs the same, they can call it freedom, but slavery is the game.
thereīs nothing that you offer but a dream of last years hero, the truth of revolution, brother... is the year zero.

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