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Marianne Faithfull – The Trial lyrics
The Prosecutor:
Good morning, Worm, Your Honour.
The Crown will plainly show
The prisoner who stands now before you
Was caught red handed showing feelings,
Showing feelings of an almost human nature.
Ah, this will not do!
Call the schoolmaster!

I always said he'd come to no good
In the end, Your Honour
If they'd let me have my way I could
Have flayed him into shape.
But my hands were tied,
The bleeding hearts and artists
Let him get away with murder,
Let me hammer him today!

The Defendant:
Crazy toys in the attic, I'm crazy
Truly gone fishing.
They must have taken my marbles away!

Crazy toys in the attic, he is crazy.

The Prosecutor:
Call the defendant's wife!

The Wife:
You little shit, you're in it now,
I hope they throw away the key.
You should have talked to me more often than you did,
But no, you had to go your on way.
Have you broken any homes up lately ?
Just five minutes, Worm, Your Honour,
Him and me alone!

Mother: *
Babe ........
Come to mother,
Baby, let me hold you on my arms.
M'lord, I never wanted him
To get in any trouble.
Why'd he ever had to leave me ?
Worm, Your Honour, let me take him home!

The Defendant:
Crazy over the rainbow, I am crazy
Bars in the window.
There must have been a door there in the wall
When I came in!

Crazy over the rainbow, he is crazy.

The Judge:
The evidence before the Court is incontrovertible,
There's no need for the Jury to retire.
In all my years of judging, I have never heard before
Of someone more deserving the full penalty of law.
The way you made them suffer,
Your exquisite wife and mother,
Fills me with the urge to defecate!
Since my friend you have revealed your deepest fear,
I sentence you to be exposed before your peers!
Tear down the wall!!!


* Sung by Marianne

Roger Waters & The Bleeding Heart Band:
Graham Broad - drums
Rick Di Fonzo - guitar
Andy Fairweather Low - guitar & bass
Nick Glennie Smith - keyboards
Snowy White - Guitar
Peter Wood - Keyboards
Backing vocalists: Joe Chemay, Jim Farber, Jim Haas, John Joyce

The Rundfunk Orchestra & Choir
The Military Orchestra of the Soviet Army (principal: Wiktor Afanesjew)
The Rundfunk Orchestra & Choir
The Prosecutor: Tim Curry
The Teacher: Thomas Dolby
The Wife: Ute Lemper
Mother: Marianne Faithfull
The Judge: Albert Finney
The Company

Produced by Nick Griffiths and Roger Waters
Engineered by Nigel Jopson
Mixed by Nick Griffiths and Nigel Jopson
Orchestra recorded by Steven McGlaughlin
Assistant Sound Engineer: Heidi Cannavo

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