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lirik lagu the great dictator – slingshot miracle


in this world there is room for everyone
and the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone

the way of life can be free and beautiful
but we have lost the way
greed has poisoned men’s souls
has barricaded the world with hate
our knowledge has made us cynical
our cleverness, hard and unkind
we think too much and feel too little
more than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness
without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost

the aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together
the very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men
cries out for universal brotherhood – for the unity of us all

even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world
millions of despairing men, women, & children
victims of a system that makes men
torture and imprison innocent people

to those who can hear me, i say – do not despair
the misery that is now upon us is but the p-ssing of greed
the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress
the hate of men will p-ss, and dictators die
and the power they took from the people will return to the people
and so long as men die, liberty will never perish

soldiers, don’t give yourselves to brutes
men who despise you, enslave you
who regiment your lives,
tell you what to do, what to think and what to feel
who drill you, diet you,
treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder
don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men
machine men with machine minds and machine hearts
you are not machines
you are not cattle – you are men
you have the love of humanity in your hearts
you don’t hate – only the unloved hate
the unloved and the unnatural
soldiers, don’t fight for slavery
fight for liberty

in the 17th chapter of st luke it is written
“the kingdom of god is within man”
not one man, nor a group of men, but in all men – in you!
you, the people have the power – the power to create machines
the power to create happiness
you, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful
to make this life a wonderful adventure

then, in the name of democracy
let us use that power – let us all unite
let us fight for a new world
a decent world
a decent world
you, the people, have the power
don’t fight for slavery
fight for liberty

brutes have risen to power – but they lie
they do not fulfill that promise.
they never will
dictators free themselves
but they enslave the people

now let us fight to fulfill that promise
let us fight to free the world
to do away with national barriers
to do away with greed, with hate and intolerance
let us fight for a world of reason
a world where science and progress will lead to all men’s happiness
soldiers, in the name of democracy, let us all unite!