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The Day They Hung Saddam

Ciarán Murphy
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Well, I woke up to the BBC this morning
The presenter really smiled as if with pride
On the screen there was a tyrant on the gallows
Oh, but several more were standing by his side
They said it was a great day for the nation
Though I couldn't help but wonder why the rush
And the need for all the masks and balaclavas
Were the men who hid behind them Blair and Bush?
And I was sickened as the politicians gloated
Those who handed out the power to condemn
While the one they put in power in the first place
Showed more dignity than any one of them

And is the world more civilised this mornin'
Now the butcher of the innocent is gone?
Is the world more civilised this mornin'
Or through the hangman will his legacy live on?

Well, the Christian in the White House was delighted
He had ordered executions many times
But in Downing Street, his lapdog, he was speechless
Too scared to face the people for his crimes
Then the media waited out the politicians
To remind us of what we already know
Of the massacres that they once tolerated
When he was still their friend not long ago

And is the world more civilised this mornin'?
Now the butcher of the innocent is gone
Is the world more civilised this mornin'?
Or through the hangman will his legacy live on?

Now I think about the state of human nature
What really makes us different from the beast
I know that I'm as bitter as the next man
But I'll never be a President at least
Revenge, it was the watchword on the gallows
Oh, but it's too late for turning back the clock
Just another missile strike on sleeping children
Just another GI sent home in a box

And is the world more civilised this mornin'
Now the butcher of the innocent is gone?
Is the world more civilised this mornin'
Or through the hangman will his legacy live on?

Is the world more civilised this mornin'
Now the butcher of the innocent is dead?
Is the world more civilised tomorrow
Or will another bastard take his place instead?

inviata da Dq82 - 2/11/2020 - 11:19



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