© 2017 by Ehrlich-Speiser & González

Useless Weapons Series

// piece No 4

„Masters of Wars - Bob Dylan“

Come, you masters of war

You that build the big guns

You that build the death planes

You that build all the bombs

 

You that hide behind walls

You that hide behind desks

I just want you to know

I can see through your masks

 

You that never done nothin'

But build to destroy

You play with my world

Like it's your little toy

 

You put a gun in my hand

And you hide from my eyes

And you turn and run farther

When the fast bullets fly

 

Like Judas of old

You lie and deceive

A world war can be won

You want me to believe

 

But I see through your eyes

And I see through your brain

Like I see through the water

That runs down my drain

Masters of War - Bob Dylan

You fasten all the triggers

For the others to fire

Then you sit back and watch

While the death count gets higher

 

You hide in your mansion

While the young peoples' blood

Flows out of their bodies

And is buried in the mud

 

You've thrown the worst fear

That can ever be hurled

Fear to bring children

Into the world

 

For threatenin' my baby

Unborn and unnamed

You ain't worth the blood

That runs in your veins

 

How much do I know

To talk out of turn?

You might say that I'm young

You might say I'm unlearned

 

But there's one thing I know

Though I'm younger than you

That even Jesus would never

Forgive what you do

 

Let me ask you one question

Is your money that good?

Will it buy you forgiveness?

Do you think that it could?

 

I think you will find

When your death takes its toll

All the money you made

Will never buy back your soul

 

And I hope that you die

And your death will come soon

I'll follow your casket

On a pale afternoon

 

I'll watch while you're lowered

Down to your deathbed

And I'll stand over your grave

'Til I'm sure that you're dead