Words:Bernard Taupin
Music:Elton John
Performed By:  Elton John
Copyright:© 1972 Dick James Music Limited
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There's a river running sweat right through our land, through our land. 
Driven by a man with a bullwhip in his hand, in his hand.  
And I've taken just as much as I can stand (I can stand).
We've got to free our brothers from the shackles -
yeah, if we can, if we can.

Most nights I have to watch my woman cry - oh she cries.
Every day I watch the colonel smile - oh he smiles.
His painted ladies riding in from town - in from town.
I swear one day I'm gonna burn the whore house to the ground, 
     to the  ground.

Slave! Slave! To fight the violence we must be brave.
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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