Dire StraitsThe Man's Too Strong

I am just an aging drummer boy And in the wars I used to play And I've called the tune to many a torture session Now they say I am a war criminal And I'm fading away Father, please hear my confession I have legalized robbery And called it relief I have run with the money I have hid like a thief Rewritten histories with armies and my crooks Invented memories I did burn all the books And I can still hear his laughter And I can still hear his song The man's too big The man's too strong Well, I've tried to be meek I have tried to be mild But I spat like a woman And I sulked like a child Hid behind walls that have made me alone Striven for peace Which I never have known And I can still hear his laughter And I can still hear his song The man's too big The man's too strong Well, the sun rose on the courtyard And we all did hear him say "You always was a Judas, But I got you anyway. You may have got your silver But I swear upon my life Your sister gave me diamonds And I gave 'em to your wife." Oh father, please help me For I have done wrong The man's too big The man's too strong
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