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Thread #26401   Message #325442
Posted By: mousethief
23-Oct-00 - 02:28 PM
Thread Name: Need Help With 60's Protest Songs
Subject: Lyr Add: REQUIEM FOR THE MASSES^^
I think one of the most artistic anti-war songs of the 1960's is Requiem for the Masses by the Association.

Requiem for the Masses
w/a/m by T. Kirkman

Requiem aeternam
Requiem aeternam

Mama, mama, forget your pies
Have faith they won't get cold
And turn your eyes to the bloodshot sky
Your flag is flying full
At half mast for the matadors
Who turned their backs
To please the crowd
And all fell before the bull

Red was the color
Of his blood flowing thin
Pallid white was the color
Of his lifeless skin
Blue was the color
Of the morning sky
He saw looking up
From the ground where he died
It was the last thing ever seen by him

Kyrie Eleison

Mama, mama, forget your pies
Have faith they won't get cold
And turn your eyes to the bloodshot sky
Your flag is flying full
At half mast for the matadors
Who turned their backs
To please the crowd
And all fell before the bull

Black and white were the figures
That recorded him
Black and white was the newsprint
He was mentioned in
Black and white was the question
That so bothered him
He never asked, he was taught not to ask
But was on his lips as they buried him

Rex tremendae majestatis

Requiem aeternam
Requiem aeternam

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a chunk of it is recorded on the Amazon.com website: clicky

Alex
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