"The Conqueror" as written by Peter Gabriel, Anthony Banks, Anthony Edwin Phillips and Michael Rutherford....
He climbs inside the looking glass
And points at anything he hates
He calls to you, "Hey look out son
There's a gun they're pointing at your pretty face"

And the heads they are a rolling
Cos the conqueror is on his way
And the justice day is coming
For the conqueror is on his way

Five hundred little women
Are calling at their hero's door
Yes, their hero is working overtime
He's squirming on an empty floor

And the heads they are a rolling
Cos the conqueror is on his way
And the justice day is coming
For the conqueror is on his way

He's bought the castle on the hill
He's bought it just to knock it down
The local power shout him down
They say he's just an empty-headed clown

And the heads they are a rolling
Cos the conqueror is on his way
And the justice day is coming
For the conqueror is on his way

He's busy building monuments
To hide inside his empty grave
You there, can you find some souls
He's looking for some people to save

And the heads they are a rolling
Cos the conqueror is on his way
And the justice day is coming
For the conqueror is on his way
And the words of love are killing him
The conqueror is on his way

And the words of love were lying on an empty floor
Just in the place where the conqueror lay...


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

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    General CommentA great song and great segue from the last song about war and from side 1 if you are listening to vinyl. The same motif from the end of side 1 starts here in a different key. I guess perhaps if not directly adhering to Jonathan King's Biblical concept the idea of The Conqueror is certainly an archetype that runs throughout the bible and history of mankind. Also of note is the idea of this seems to evolve later into the concept of "The Knife" from the album Trespass. This also brings to mind the old saying that "Love Conquers All".
    Madpropheton November 14, 2008   Link

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