If I were a liar, yes and you were a cheat/ There'd be too many places for us all to meet/ Too many temples where we could worship the beast/ where he who feels he has the most in fact has the least.
Such timeless lyrics, so applicable today, with all the corrupt Wall Street brigands wrecking the economy with their fraudulent scams and wheeling and dealing. And many of them (i.e., think Madoff investors) believing they had the most, only to discover in the end that they had the least!
A brilliant, and "too" often overlooked, song.
"If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear." George Orwell
Post by bobo the monkey on Nov 18, 2009 13:06:05 GMT -5
Ian was really making 'current event' statements at that time: Farm on the Freeway, I'm your Gun (yuck-pro-gun) and "down at the end of your Road'...I mean, who writes songs about real-estate agent ploys?
This is truly a gem of a tune. I saw this done live at Nassau Coliseum in Sep 1982. Because it was a new song I was riveted to it. I'd always wondered why it wasn't on the next album (not knowing it was a Broadsword extra), and was thrilled when it showed up in the 20th Anniv Boxset.
It ought to be revisited live.
So don't you wait up for him, he's going to be late