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Mercury Arc – Jonestown lyrics

We've been betrayed! We've been so betrayed!

Touched their souls like a mind-reader,
The Baptist preacher, father, leader.
A vision bleak shows in his eye:
Cyanide and lullaby.
Innocence strewn like confetti:
Brother, sister, mother, daddy.
Tongue and lips stained blueishly.
Their eyes shut so euphorically.
Fooled and trapped by a captor of men.
A sect that's trained to die for him.
Too blind with trust in all his lies,
Suicide for paradise.

Morning sun, lined up bodies,
Face-down, bare of hopes and worries.
A family picture, side by side.
Nine hundred thirteen left tonight.
Morning sun, warming cold meat,
Face down in the jungle heat.
If they won't let us live in peace,
Let's die in peace and leave this place.

Smell the almond-scented breath,
Rising jungle mist of death.
They downed the poison, sugar sweet,
'Till silence filled the humid heat.
Babies held like guns by mothers,
Motionless on one another.
Hold them tight, and hold them still,
Do my will!
Seduced by a killer.
Trapped by a captor of men.
A sect trained to die for him.
Blind with trust in all his lies,
Suicide for paradise.
Seduced by a killer.

We've been betrayed! We've been so betrayed!

Morning sun, lined up bodies,
Face-down, bare of hopes and worries.
A family picture, side by side.
Nine hundred thirteen left tonight.
Morning sun, warming cold meat,
Face down in the jungle heat.
If they won't let us live in peace,
Let's die in peace and leave this place.



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/m/mercury_arc/jonestown.html

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