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Artist:Van Der Graaf Generator
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Track:The Emperor In His War-Room (i) The Emperor
 
Date Added:18/10/2007
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Lyrics:(i) The Emperor

Standing in the space that holds the silent lace of night
away from
you
You think that you can hold the searing, molten gold between
your fingers ...
But it
slips through, tearing tendons as it goes,
exposing the white of a knuckle
...
flesh-and-metal forming letters in the mould.

Cradling your gun, after choosing the
ones you think should die -
Lying on the hill ... crawling over the windowsill into
your
living-room
They stare out, glass-eyed aimless heads,
bodies torn by vultures
..
you are the man whose hands are rank with the smell of death.
Saviour of the Fallen,
Protector of the Weak,
Friend of the Tall Ones, Keeper of the Peace ...
Ah, but it is the
only way you know .....

Looking out to sea, a flattened plane of weeds which bear no
living
You crush life in your fist as your heart is kissed by the lips of death
Ghosts
betray you, ghosts betray you,
in the night they steal your eye
from its socket ...
and
the ball hangs fallen on your cheek.
Complaining tongues are stilled; a thousand mouths are
filled
with rusting metal.
Your face a shade of green; somehow you try to speak through all
the garbage in your mouth
But it won't come out, and you cannot frame the words
as your
stepson
throws your fame into the flames and you are burned.
Saviour of the Fallen,
Protector of the Weak,
Friend of the Tall Ones, Keeper of the Peace.
Ah, but it is the only
way you know ..........
 
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