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Masters of War
by 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 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 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

you fasten all the triggers
for the others to fire
then you sit back and watch
while the death toll 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 theres on 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
'till i'm sure that you're dead
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Lyrics submitted by Harley.
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