Requiem for a Dying Song

Album: Float (2008)
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  • There's a government whip cracked across your back
    Where the honor of the day is don't listen, attack
    See the blood run down in your bushwhack town
    Revolution is the gimmick of the joke less clown
    Where the body's just yelling for the tax man's gun

    Talk don't talk if you've nothing to say
    Walk don't walk if your feet don't know the way

    [Chorus]
    And requiem for a dying song
    With a shimmy and a shank from a futile war
    And the sun that lights the day
    Breaks the darkness and the powers of another great shame

    With you my love, with you my love
    With you I will return
    And requiem for a dying song

    Got a barrel by the face should the order release
    Should the bullet in your pocket turn away and retreat
    See the terror in the eye of a bloodshot child
    Only bubble in his belly and the promise of lies
    Operation, liberation, tell me, you can decide

    Talk don't talk if you've nothing to say
    Walk don't walk if your feet don't know the way

    [Chorus]

    But with you my love, with you my love
    With you I will return
    And requiem for a dying song

    Agony on the corner of every street
    Then he lost himself over bitterness, explode
    Explode

    There's a government whip cracked across your back
    Where the honor of the day is don't listen, attack

    Talk don't talk if you've nothing to say
    Walk don't walk if your feet don't know the way

    [Chorus]

    But with you my love, with you my love
    With you I will return
    And requiem for a dying song
    With you my love
    With you I will return
    And requiem for a dying song Writer/s: Bridget A Regan, David R King, Dennis Casey, George Edward Schwindt, Nathen Maxwell, Robert Anthony Schmidt
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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  • Tay from San Deigo, CaLove it. All I can say.
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