Elton John - "Slave Elton John Bernie Taupin" lyrics

There's a river running sweat right through our land

And I've taken just as much as I can stand

Oh we've got to free our brothers from their shackles if we can
Driven by a man with a bullwhip in his hand

Most nights I have to watch my woman cry

Every day I watch the colonel smile

His painted ladies riding in from town
I swear one day I'm gonna burn that whore house to the ground

To fight the violence we must be brave
Slave, slave
Hold on strong to the love God gave

Slave

There's a rumour of a war that's yet to come
That may free our families and our sons

It may lay green lands to barren wastes

The price of release is a bitter blow to face
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