Flame in your eye
Could burn the world, if it were to escape
And the love in your heart
Is the kind of love they write epic verse about
And darling you know that you’re better than this
Darling you know, you know you are better than this

But we are ash, we are books
Coffee stained and overlooked
We are ornamental swords
Forged for the peace after the war
And the world has no need
Of the songs that we sang
We are savages, you and I
And we will hang, hang, hang

The tear on your cheek
Will fall ignored by the suckers to fake romance
And the hope in your heart
It will be dashed on the shore of this deadly island darling
You know that there’s no place for us
We’ll build and we’ll sweat
But there’s no place for us

No Ithaca, no home, we are Greeks in the age of Rome
With no right to criticise
The happily dull Grecian eyes
And the world has no need
Of the songs that we sang
We are savages, you and I
And we will hang, hang, hang

Sweat on your brow
It shall be disdained and deodorised
And the will of your heart
Shall spoil in the heat of the new world
And darling you know, you know we’re better unheard
And darling you know, you know we’re better unserved

The bright new futures we have seen
Filled with beautiful machines
Greener pastures, clearer skies
And no one such as you or I
As the dust just settles sweetly
On the songs that we sang
We are savages you and I
And we will hang, hang, hang


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