"Assassing" as written by Derek William Dick, Mark Kelly, Steve Rothery and Pete Trewavas....
I am the assassin, with tongue forged from eloquence
I am the assassin, providing your nemesis
On the sacrificial altar to success, my friend
Unleash a stranger from a kiss, my friend
No incantations of remorse, my friend
Unsheathe the blade within the voice, my friend
Who decorates the scarf with the fugi knot
Who camouflaged emotion in a thousand yard stare
Who gouged the notches from the family tree
Who hypnotised the guilt in career rhythm trance
Assassing, assassing, assassing, assassing
Listen as the syllables of slaughter cat with calm precision
Patterned frosty phrases rape your ears and sow the ice incision
Apocalyptic alphabet casting spell the creed of tempered diction
Adjectives of annihilation bury the point beyond redemption
Venomous verbs of ruthless candour plagiarise assassins fervour
A friend in need is a friend that bleeds
Let bitter silence infect the wound
You were a sentimental mercenary in a free fire zone
Parading a Hollywood conscience
You were a fashionable objector with a uniform fetish
Pavlovian slaver at the cash till ring of success
A non com observer - I assassin the collector - defector
So you resigned yourself to failure, my friend
And I emerged the chilling stranger, my friend
To eradicate the problem, my friend
Unsheathe the blade within the voice
I am the assassin
I am the assassin
And what do you call assassins who accuse assassins anyway, my friend?


Lyrics submitted by Idan, edited by BitterBosh

"Assassing" as written by Mark Kelly Derek William Dick

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    General CommentThis song was a comment on the Ex-drummer Mike Pointer and his comments in the music press at the time.
    woollymooreon March 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo me it's about how words have the power to make or break someone, especially when those words might be shared via the press to an impressionable audience who don't have all the facts. You don't need violence to solve problems, a word in the right ear then made public will injure someone far more harshly. A modern version of the phrase, "The pen is mightier than the sword.".

    Fish's masterful lyrics, they're so razor sharp they could slice through sheet metal when he sings! Ha ha!
    fuzzypiggyon April 11, 2013   Link
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    General CommentListen as the syllables of slaughter cat with calm precision
    Patterned frosty phrases rape your ears and sow the ice incision
    Apocalyptic alphabet casting spell the creed of tempered diction
    Adjectives of annihilation bury the point beyond redemption
    Venomous verbs of ruthless candour plagiarise assassins fervour

    Fantastic example of Fish going off on one!
    Sounds great on the live album Reel to Real though.
    cucashopboyon November 18, 2013   Link

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