What is your destiny? the police woman said....(20% amnesia) The word that she wanted was destination i`m afraid (20% amnesia) This is your future boy, this is your fate (20% amnesia) And you`re obsolete and they can`t afford to educate you (20% amnesia) In his bedtime boot boy jersey Ringing up some fantasy tart Give me strength or give me mercy Life intimidates art [Chorus:] Give me strength or give me mercy Don`t let me lose heart From rage to anesthesia Twenty percent amnesia Were you passed out on the sofa (20% amnesia) While justice was bartered by a drunken oaf? (20% amnesia) This is all your glorious country thinks of your life (20% amnesia) Stripped jack naked with a Stanley knife (20% amnesia) So the German queen went home again But she couldn't find forgiveness They made a fist of her hand of friendship But it`s only business [Chorus] The wine you drink has never seen a grape And now your sci-fi suit has lost its shape But its a dangerous game that comedy plays Sometimes it tells you the truth, sometimes it delays it Think back, think back if you still can When the trumpet sounded and the world began Somebody said "we must have won" So they started burying the boogeyman Mister Gorbachev came cap in hand (20% amnesia) From a bankrupt land to a bankrupt land (20% amnesia) Mister Gorbachev and some other fella (20% amnesia) Were taken to a show called "Cinderella" (20% amnesia) It wasn't an accident, it wasn't a mystery (20% amnesia) It was calculated and the rest is history (20% amnesia) You don`t have to listen to me That`s the triumph of free will When there are promises to break And dreams to kill [Chorus]
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