The whole tenure of this song would fit with the period of the English Civil Wars, 1642-1649. Charles I, believing to be in position by the Devine will of God (Devine right of Kings) was...
The tenure of kings and their magistrates
By good men it must be deposed
The convenant made can be voided at once
Disanoint him, take his crown

They plead for their king
And they pity their lord
Put him to death, that's what I say

Though never so just, these dancing divines
Endue him with reason and grace
Their gibberish
Words dissemble the facts
God's will
They falsely will claim

Let him curse my name
On these blood stained pages of misery
Let him call me a tyrant so cruel
Let him curse my name
But remember the truth

So there they come
From everywhere
They witness revenge
Hear them calling
You're laden with blood
It's spilled everywhere
And sorrow's everlasting

Oh, you'll be aware now
The trial is near
It's close at hand
The masquerade is over
It ends

Remove his crown
And bring him down
Now we shall mourn no longer
Our prayers, they've been heard
There's no more league
That will bind us to the tyrant
Our voices shall be heard
Cause we won't take it anymore

And we're one, we are the nation
And we're one, we are the law

Falsely they praise
Deify his majesty
He's blessed the anointed's
Fullfilling God's will
Curse them all
No further he's king
Providence brought him straight into our hands

Let him curse my name
On these blood stained pages of misery
Let him call me a tyrant so cruel
Let him curse my name
But remember the truth

Now let him appear
There's joy in the air
Now witness a new age is dawning
In trouble alone
He's facing despair
Awaiting his bitter end

We all know he's guilty as charged
By punishment due to his crime
We sacrifice the wicked king
Acknowledged by scriptures and law

Let him curse my name
On these blood stained pages of misery
Let him call me a tyrant so cruel
Let him curse my name
But remember the truth

Let him curse my name
On these blood stained pages of misery
Let him call me a tyrant so cruel
Let him curse my name
But remember the truth

We won't take it anymore
Our voices shall be heard
But I will remember the truth
We won't take it anymore
Our voices shall be heard
But I will remember the truth


Lyrics submitted by revanchist, edited by crg4

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    General CommentIt's about 'The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates' by John Milton, and by extension about the execution of Charles I of England by Oliver Cromwell.
    ViktorCrowfordon August 17, 2010   Link

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