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  1. Fences

From the recording RIPE

Lyrics

Fences
 
1. Life goes by much too quickly,
            I could cry, but I'm too tired,
            for my mind is wired 'gainst itself.
 
2. Yes the years have always been greener
            on the other side of the fence,
            once no problem, but now I'm on my defence.
 
3. For the fences are much higher,
            they are barbed and electrically wired
            and the good life is now an offence.
 
(Chorus A):              I don't know if I can climb past you.
                                    Seems I need some magic to get me through,
                                    to break beyond this tragic mediocre ground;
                                    don't let the bastards get you down.
                                    Don't burn, don't rage 'gainst arrogant pretence            their walls of defence
                                    Just walk on through(step around) that fence.
 
4. Death comes all too quick now,
            with no warning or no glory.
            Our unsung story is too soon finished.
           
5. And the unlearnt bards of our media
            read only of our goals unaccomplished,
            and the meaning of our life seems much diminished.
 
(Chorus B):            But I won't let those bastards get me down!
                                    Though the lawnmowers of modern death
                                    try to cut short my every blade of breath,
                                    Don't burn, don't rage 'gainst arrogant pretence            their walls of defence
                                    Just walk on through(step around) that fence.
 
I won't rage wont' break no matter how immense
I'll calmly pierce right through that fence
I won't stop won't break no matter their offence
I'll gonna step right through that fence
I'll walk right through that fence
 
            August 1993, St. Lazare.