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​Dissidents

This song is by Thomas Dolby and appears on the album The Flat Earth (1984).


One more young writer slid away in the night
Over the border he will drown in light
And the man said
Hold it - wait a minute!
I can't read my writing - my own writing!
Like tiny insects in the palm of history
A domino effect in a cloud of mystery
It's an iron fist!
In a glove full of vaseline
Dip the fuse in the kerosene
I too became a dissident!
Became a dissident
Became a dissident

Courting disaster we ran in the night
Wings of an angel torn in flight
When the man said
Check it - verify it!
It's all here in writing - my own writing!
Like tiny insects in the palm of history
A domino effect in a cloud of mystery
It's an iron fist!
In a glove full of vaseline
Dip the fuse in the kerosene
I too became a dissident!

Check it - verify it!
It's all here in writing - down in writing!
At the hands of the press
And in the eyes of the government
I fell from grace
I too became a dissident
I was a dissident, yeah
Like tiny insects in the palm of history
A domino effect and an early end to this story
There's an iron fist in a glove full of vaseline
Dip the fuse in the kerosene
I too became a dissident