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The cheerful slaves are singing this song and you should, too.


Lyrics © Copyright 2017 @PeeteySDee and the Inhuman $hields and @WeirdDave0.

I’ve heard there was a sacred word
John Locke wrote and it pleased the Lord
But you don’t really care for freedom, do you?
It goes like this the fourth the fifth
the first the second, the people’s fist
a baffled king was faced with Independence

Independence, Independence
Independence, Independence

On hope and change we bet our life
and all we got was civil strife
Regressive dreams of heaven still eluded.
They took our rights, they stripped us bare
They broke our will and they left us there
And in their hands they tore the Constitution

Constitution, Constitution
Constitution, Constitution

History has been here before
The millions dead, the settled scores
Nothing will ever bring utopia
And a tattered flag drapes the marble arch
And tyranny is on the march
It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

There was a time when all men were free
What's that got to do with you and me?
We'll never know that truth, now will we?
Remember when rights came from above?
And life was predicated upon our love?
Now we're left with empty hallelujah.

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Maybe life is just like this
living inside of a dark circus.
Like freedom, the bread fails to rise again.
Obey the state, they know the best
in reward you’ll suck that breast
The cheerful slaves are singing Hallelujah,

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah


released January 29, 2017
Based on original music and lyrics by Leonard Cohen (1975) and Jeff Buckley (1994).




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