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This song is performed by Genesis and appears on the album Trespass (1970), on the live album Live (1973) and on the compilation album Platinum Collection (2004).
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For Those that Trespass against us

Tell me my life is about to begin
Tell me that I am a hero
Promise me all of your violent dreams
Light up your body with anger

Now
In this ugly world
It is time to destroy all this evil
Now
When I give the word
Get ready to fight for your freedom
Now!

Stand up and fight
For you know we are right
We must strike
At the lies
That have spread
Like disease
Through our minds

Soon we'll have power
Every soldier will rest
And we'll spread
Out our kindness
To all
Who our love
Now deserve

Some of you are going to die
Martyrs of course
To the freedom
That I shall provide

I'll give you the names
Of those you must kill
All must die with their children
Carry their heads
To the palace of old
Hang them high
Let the blood flow

Now
In this ugly world
Break all the chains around us
Now
The crusade has begun
Give us a land for the heroes
Now!

Stand up and fight
For you know
We are right
We must strike
At the lies
That have spread
Like disease
Through our minds

Soon we'll have power
Every soldier will rest
And we'll spread out our kindness
To all
Who our love now deserve

Some of you are going to die
Martyrs of course
To the freedom
That I shall provide

We are only wanting freedom
We are only wanting freedom
We are only wanting freedom
We are only wanting freedom
("Freedom, freedom, freedom, freedom...")
We are only wanting freedom
("Things are getting out of control here today")
We are only wanting freedom
("Okay, men - fire over their heads!")
We are only wanting freedom...

We have won!

Some of you
Are going to die
Martyrs of course
To the freedom
That I shall provide!

Written by:

Tony Banks, Peter Gabriel, Anthony Phillips and Mike Rutherford

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