Paroles de Ah-men

Chumbawamba

pochette album Ah-men
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Date de parution : 01/05/1987

Durée : 0:02:29

Style : Alternative



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A visionary pause in the cycle
When she refused to buy or sell
When the daughters of perfect wives
Said there must be more sacrifice

Needed more than symbolic change
More than silent wasting away
In factories and sterile marriages
He was god, she was powerless

With a brick for every year of life
Set out for the house of lies
The old boys' club under siege
His lordship cowered under his seat

Called for brandy and reinforcements
Blasted away at every movement
Close to breaking down the door
Past thick blue line and stupid laws

Black friday left her bruised and stubborn
One brick from winning the struggle
Rapunzel hacked at the ivory tower
Asquith quickly rose to the hour

Appealed to patriotism, oily smiles
Gave nothing, called it compromise
Gaging the situation perfectly
Said ladies, ladies, listen to me
1914, we're on the brink of war

Pick up a flag, drop your cause
Your targets are counter revolutionary
Take my hand in democracy
Here's a piece of paper
You're officially free

Here's a list of instructions
For you to obey
And here's sharp knife
To cut your own throat
Small sacrifice in return for a vote

Whispered word in pankhurst's ear
Visions of the first woman peer
Led women down the garden path
And into the arms of the enemy

Jail and force feeding, waster martyrdom
Sold her songs for the national anthem
Slotted the smile back neatly into place
Served refreshments at the end of the race
All demands reduced to a joke
X marks the plague, abandon hope

Butlers still pouring brandy for the rich
Excuse me pass me the privilege
A woman's voice, the state's ideas
Same vested interests, same dirty deals

Currie and williams immersed in the times
Examples to keep the rest in line
Currie and williams two of a kind
Examples to keep the rest in line

Absolute power
Absolute power
Absolute power
Absolute power

Absolute power
Absolute power
Absolute power

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