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I wanna change the world we live in
And for that i'll be forgiven
I want to feed and clothe the children of the world
Before theygrow up to be guerrillas
And urban serial killers
I'd give a lollipop to every boy and girl

Because a sticking plaster's what they need
To protect them from this world of greed
Full of adults who are children in their minds
And for every kid who grew up fast
There's a parent who just can't be assed
To lead them through this world which twists and winds

Because we're all in this together
And that should give us pleasure
But we cheat and kill and lie and we destroy
So will we set a good example
Or will we simply gamble
With the future of every girl and boy?

Because a bit of kindness is what they need
To protect them from this world of greed
Full of adults who behave like thugs and thieves
And money makes the world go round
But hearts and minds fall to the ground
Like autumn's branches shedding withered leaves


from The Tears Of Xerxes, released September 30, 2013


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Calum Carlyle Edinburgh, UK

I'm a musician and songwriter from Orkney, now based in Edinburgh. Have a listen to some of my music, i hope you enjoy it!

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