Those Who Have Power and No Pity

Music: The Painter.
By Peter Rudenko. Performed by Peter Rudenko at the Free Music Archive
under a Creative Commons Attribution license.

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Those who have power and no pity,
Who would avenge the right by sword,
And profit from justice,
And do well by doing good;

Those who would gain by others' grief
In the name of freedom,
And allocate the Earth's abundance to themselves,
And allow the marketplace to starve children;

And those who would see such things happen and do nothing:

The mark of Cain is on them,
And on their followers,
And on their generations.



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