Ye Sleeping Knights of Jesus

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Robyn Rowan Hitchcock (born 3 March 1953) is an English singer-songwriter and guitarist. While primarily a vocalist and guitarist, he also plays harmonica, piano and bass guitar. more »


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1984
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I have seen the sleeping knights of Jesus,
Gazing out across the open sea.
I have seen the sleeping knights of Jesus,
And they look extremely tired to me.

Dyin' of starvation in the gutter;  (In the gutter)
That is all the future holds for me.  (Holds for me)
Or alcoholic poisoning, in the toilet of my choice.
That's all there is, as far as I can see.

Fried to death in seconds by the Russians, (by the Russians),
Or, if you're lucky, just a sudden stroke.  (Sudden stroke)
A lingering death from fallout as your teeth and hair fall out.
A certain death from cancer if you smoke.

But I have seen the sleeping knights of Jesus,
Gazing out across the open sea.
I have seen the sleeping knights of Jesus,
And they look extremely tired to me.

Put your faith in God; he won't expect you.
Put your faith in death, because it's free.
If you believe in nothing, honey, it believes in you.
For God's sake, don't waste any faith on me.

When he comes to judge us, in his glory, (in his glory),
Then we'll see how old a man can get.  (Man can get)
He must be feeling ancient, up there, on the rim of space.
Two thousand years, and he ain't been back yet.

But I have seen the sleeping knights of Jesus
Rub their eyes and gape at what they see.
I have seen the sleeping knights of Jesus,
And it looks as though they've noticed me.
And it looks as though they've noticed me.

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Written by: ROBYN HITCHCOCK

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