Hiroshima Nagasaki Russian Roulette
They dropped the bomb in '45 to end the world war No-one had ever seen such a terrible[ sight before The world looked on with eyes wide to see where it Might lead The politics of power, they passed around their seed It was a time to remember, we never can forget They were playin' Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Russian Roulette They arose like the saviours of our modern human race With radiation haloes, that hung about their face With the key to the sure-cure, the treatment of our Ills A hot-shot of cobalt, and a pocket-full of pills Speaking always of the enemy, who lurked across the Sea While they crept in among us like a carrier disease Deep down inside the bunkers of the concrete and the Lead Einstein's disciples working steadily ahead Making heavy metal power-plants to fire the city Lights All you can hear in the underground is the humming Through the night And the walls of tight security, circle all around Where they spill out their poison and bury it in the Ground Holed up in the harbours hidden secretly away War-heads and submarines await to make their play The military masterminds improve on their design The soldiers get all doped up and stumble through the Lines While the spills into the rivers get carried out by the Tide They call this security but we're not satisfied Our statesmen and leaders and politicians pay Quick to heed the hand that feeds, they're careful what They say They call out experts to assure us, to wave their magic Wands This is the power of the future, And the future marches On And they call in their favours, all their political Gains While the spills fill the rivers and settle in the Plains I know the minds behind them, they are riddled full of Holes Not to be trusted with their hands at the controls Their eyesight it is twisted by the glory of their Careers The heaped praise and flattery is music to their ears To listen to them talk about how it hasn't happened Yet's Like playing Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Russian Roulette
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