"TOWERS OF FAITH" as written by and Roger Waters....
Ooooh, the lonely boys In their towers of faith Ooooh, the lonely boys Locked in their towers of faith The prophet reclined On the Golan Heights Ohhh, the lonely boys He said, this land is my land To the Shiites Ooooh, the lonely boys And Jehova looked up from the sea of Galilee beneath He said, I see you, you thief This land is my land And this sand is my sand And this band is my band Oh the lonely boys Lookin' over their shoulder Checkin out every boulder in the park Where the gates are closed from hate After dark And the Pope rolled up in his armored van He fell on his knees and kissed the land He said something that I did not understand It was in polish Then up stepped an aide He said, I will translate Here is what His Holiness said: 'I am the Chief Jesuit.' 'This land is Jesus' land.' 'And that is all' 'All that there is to it.' Hail Mary Mother of God And in New York City The business man in his mohair suit In the world trade center Puffs on his cheroot And he said, Well I don't care who owns the desert sands My brief Is with the hydrocarbons underneath And the sea of battle rages Around the ancient tombs And mother nature licks her wounds And the lonely boys locked in their towers of faith Who are nervous in the park When the gates are closed after dark Ooooh, the lonely boys In their towers of faith Ooooh, the lonely boys Locked in their towers of faith

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"Towers of Faith" as written by Roger Waters

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    General CommentOne thing is perfectly clear here people- the "HYDROCARBONS UNDERNEATH" refers to oil. The desert sand refers to the MIDDLE EAST. The conflict we have had with them for years...Religious war...here it is...he even mentions JIHAD in WHAT GOD WANTS.... and the World trade center...well here it is...Is Roger one of the rare few whose intuition is so well developed that he somehow saw 9-11 coming? One never knows...
    PolesApart76on June 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWhat album, or is it unreleased?
    inpraiseoffollyon June 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt is on the Flickering Flame compilation, as an unreleased song, along with some other songs.
    "Knockin on Heaven's Door"
    "Flickering Flame"
    "Each Small Candle"
    "Towers of Faith"
    "Lost Boys Calling"
    thedanman344on November 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit's actually from the soundtrack to "when the wind blows"...
    *neptun*on May 10, 2007   Link

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