Power​-​Hungry Men

from The Fair Story by Piet Louter

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POWER-HUNGRY MEN

Words & Music by: Piet Louter



It started on their toddler ages; some guys stole the show
And put themselves on higher stages, were fated just to grow
Into people of importance, who we can’t neglect
To pay them with the highest wages and be held in great respect.

Then they gave themselves the finest places, from where they run the show.
And where they easily can hide their faces and no-one gets to know
Just the real things, what they’re up to; who they really are.
So we only see their loving graces and their artificial star.

And all the world is bowing to these kind and gentle kings.
But nobody seems to notice, that we’re bowing on their strings.
I cry for the dying world,
For having to see, that everything is in their hands.
I die for the shining pearl
That earth could be without these power-hungry men.


They filled their talks, so promissory, with the whole bag of their tricks.
And they saddled us up with fairy-stories, and they just know how to fix
It in the minds of silly people at their special schools,
Where we faithfully learned to live according to their oppressive rules.

And all the world is dancing to their inharmonic tunes.
But nobody seems to notice, that we’re dancing on their ruins.
I cry for the dying world,
For having to see, that everything is in their hands.
I die for the shining pearl
That earth could be without these power-hungry men.

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from The Fair Story, released November 14, 2015

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Piet Louter is a singer/songwriter from the Netherlands born in 1953 with songs about social isues and personal things.

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