The Dictator Decides

  • Will someone please say the unsayable?
    Will someone please tell me I'm wrong?
    I live every day like a sad beast of prey
    For I have to appear to be strong
    And that's wrong
    I'm too weak to be strong

    Today I met with the generals
    And the head of my secret police
    Discussing conspiracies and prison facilities
    For opponents I can never release
    And there'll be no peace
    Until they're released

    Of course I'm in league with the army
    It's not like I've got any choice
    They officially adore me and my father before me
    But gunpoint has a firm voice

    The joke is I'm not even a demagogue
    Have you heard me giving a speech?
    My facts are invented
    I sound quite demented
    So deluded it beggars belief
    It would be such a relief not to give another speech

    Can someone please say the impossible?
    Crowds should be out on the street
    I've lost any will to threaten or kill
    I'll be easy for you to defeat
    And any resistance I meet
    I'll beat a retreat

    I'd rather that you didn't shoot me
    But I'd quite understand if you did
    Watch out for the army
    The generals will go barmy
    At the thought of a takeover bid

    Oh please will somebody put me
    Out of my misery?
    This sad old dictator must sooner or later
    Flee so that you can be free

    If you get rid of me
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
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