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    "Books Are Burning" Lyrics


    track 17
    Nonsuch [1992]
    track 15 on disc 4
    Coat Of Many Cupboards [2002]
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    Books are burning in the main square
    And I saw there, the fire eating the text
    Books are burning in the still air
    And you know where they burn books, people are next

    I believe the printed word should be forgiven
    Doesn't matter what it said
    Wisdom hotline from the dead back to the living
    Key to the larder for your heart and your head

    Books are burning in our own town
    Watch us turn 'round and cast our glances elsewhere
    Books are burning in the playground
    Smell of burnt book is not unlike human hair

    Well, I believe the printed word is more than sacred
    Beyond the gauge of good or bad
    The human right to let your soul fly free and naked
    Above the violence of the fearful and sad

    The church of matches
    Anoints in ignorance with gasoline
    The church of matches
    Grows fat by breathing in the smoke of dreams, it's quite obscene

    Books are burning, more each day now
    And I pray now, you boys will tire of these games
    Books are burning, I hope somehow
    This will allow, a phoenix up from the flames
    This song was submitted on October 4th, 2009 and last modified on November 23rd, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing.
    Written by ANDY PARTRIDGE.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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