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​Lightning Paul

This song is by The 4 Of Us and appears on the album Songs For The Tempted (1989).

I stone your preachers and your Palestine laws
I burn your temples and your makeshift gods
Let's go, let's go and mess up this town
Tear buildings to the parched ground

Wait now hold on a minute
I've got something to say
I tortured peasants in my cut-throat days
And murdered men on this grief-stricken land
Take me by your strong hand

And when the people are dragging you down
You keep on laughing as they kick you around
Who, who do you say I am
I say you're Lightning Paul
The ballad of a haunted man

Hard sell seduction only gets in my way
I've got a method that I know won't fail
And don't defend those that don't understand
No, string 'em up and let 'em hang

Wait now hold on a minute
I've got something to say
I beg forgiveness for my cut-throat days
And I'm kissed off with the state that I'm in
So give me all that faith brings

And when the people are dragging you down
You keep on laughing as they kick you around
Who, who do you say I am
I say you're Lightning Paul
The ballad of a haunted man