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DIRE STRAITS lyrics : "Iron Hand"

with all the clarity of dream
the sky so blue, the grass so green
the rank and file and the navy blue

the deep and strong, the straight and true

the blue line they got the given sign

the belts and boots marched forward in time
the wood and the leather the club and shield
swept like a wave across the battlefield

now with all the clarity of dream
the blood so red, the grass so green

the gleam of spur on the chestnut flank
the cavalry did burst upon the ranks

oh the iron will and the iron hand
in england's green and pleasant land
no music for the shameful scene

that night they said it had even shocked the queen

well alas we've seen it all before

knights in armour, days for yore
the same old fears and the same old crimes
we haven't changed since ancient times

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