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Sun Mar 6, 2016, 11:41 PM

 

Palaces of Gold(Leon Rosselson song)-Lady Maisery



Dedicated to anyone trying to survive in Detroit and Flint and the other cities being killed by "market values".

Lyrics:

If the sons of company directors,
And judges' private daughters,
Had to got to school in a slum school,
Dumped by some joker in a damp back alley,
Had to herd into classrooms cramped with worry,
With a view onto slagheaps and stagnant pools,
Had to file through corridors grey with age,
And play in a crackpot concrete cage.

Buttons would be pressed,
Rules would be broken.
Strings would be pulled
And magic words spoken.
Invisible fingers would mould
Palaces of gold.


If prime ministers and advertising executives,
Royal personages and bank managers' wives
Had to live out their lives in dank rooms,
Blinded by smoke and the foul air of sewers.
Rot on the walls and rats in the cellars,
In rows of dumb houses like mouldering tombs.
Had to bring up their children and watch them grow
In a wasteland of dead streets where nothing will grow.


Buttons would be pressed,
Rules would be broken.
Strings would be pulled
And magic words spoken.
Invisible fingers would mould
Palaces of gold.

I'm not suggesting any kind of a plot,
Everyone knows there's not,
But you unborn millions might like to be warned
That if you don't want to be buried alive by slagheaps,
Pit-falls and damp walls and rat-traps and dead streets,
Arrange to be democratically born
The son of a company director
Or a judge's fine and private daughter.


Buttons WILL be pressed,
Rules WILL be broken.
Strings WILL be pulled
And magic words spoken.
Invisible fingers WILL mould
Palaces of gold.

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FailureToCommunicate Mar 2016 #1

Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Mon Mar 7, 2016, 12:08 AM

1. Leon's song has always left audiences stunned. I certainly was when I first

heard it, from the singing of this chap:



Thanks for putting this song up

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