Subtle lyrics be damned

Sample these from “Leaving Beirut” – Roger Waters. By the way it is an awesome song!!

Oh George! Oh George!
That Texas education must have fucked you up when you were very small

But now an Englishman abroad is just a US stooge
The bulldog is a poodle snapping round the scoundrel’s last refuge

Is gentleness too much for us
Should gentleness be filed along with empathy
We feel for someone else’s child
Every time a smart bomb does its sums and gets it wrong
Someone else’s child dies and equities in defence rise
America, America, please hear us when we call
You got hip-hop, be-bop, hustle and bustle
You got Atticus Finch
You got Jane Russell
You got freedom of speech
You got great beaches, wildernesses and malls
Don’t let the might, the Christian right, fuck it all up
For you and the rest of the world

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