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​Pharaoh

This song is by June Tabor and appears on the album A Quiet Eye (1999) and on the box set Always (2005).

Pharaoh he sits in his tower of steel
The dogs of money all at his heel
Magicians cry Oh Truth! Oh Real!
We're all working for the Pharaoh

A thousand eyes a thousand ears
He feeds us all he feeds our fears
Don't stir in your sleep tonight my dears
We're all working for the Pharaoh

Egypt Land Egypt Land
We're all living in Egypt land
Tell me brother don't you understand
We're all working for the Pharaoh

Hidden from the eye of chance
The men of shadow dance a dance
And we're all struck into a trance
We're all working for the Pharaoh

Idols rise into the sky
Pyramids soar Sphinxes lie
Head of dog Osiris eye
We're all working for the Pharaoh

I dig a ditch I shape a stone
Another battlement for his throne
Tell me brother do you understand
We're all working for the Pharaoh

Call it England call it Spain
Egypt rules with the whip and chain
Moses free my people again!
We're all working for the Pharaoh

And its Egypt Land! Egypt Land!
We're all living in Egypt Land
Tell me brother do'nt you understand
We're all working for the Pharaoh

Pharaoh he sits in his tower of steel
Around his feet the princes kneel
Far below we shoulder the wheel
We're all working for the Pharaoh