Sting, History Will Teach us Nothing, (With Lyrics)




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Published on Jan 12, 2018

If we seek solace
in the prisons of the distant past
Security in human systems
we're told will always always last

Emotions are the sail
and blind faith is the mast
Without the breath of real freedom
we're getting nowhere fast

If God is dead
and the actor plays his part
His words of fear will find their way
to a place in your heart

Without the voice of reason
every faith is its own curse
Without freedom from the past
things can only get worse

Sooner or later

Our written history
is a catalogue of crime
The sordid and the powerful,
the architects of time

The mother of invention,
the oppression of the mild
The constant fear of scarcity,
aggression as its child

Sooner or later

Convince an enemy,
convince him that he's wrong
To win a bloodless battle
where victory is long

A simple act of faith
In reason over might
To blow up his children
will only prove him right

History, will teach us nothing
Sooner or later
History, will teach us nothing

Know your human rights!
Be what you come here for!
(Sooner or later)

Sooner or later!!


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