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​The Song of the Martyrs

This song is by Art Bears and appears on the album The World As It Is Today (1981).

All our lives, all of us
Whose bones you have
Climbed on
- Were all our lives wasted?
- Were we martyred to
Finish with all forms
Of slavery forever - only
To witness our offspring
Complacent and bought off
With scraps - to see
Workmen and women

O as we look about us
Things seem worse than ever.

Music by:

Fred Frith & Chris Cutler.

Lyrics by:

Chris Cutler.