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Lay for the Day
3rd September

1939: Great Britain declares war on Germany, and the world is bound for the most destructive conflict in history.


Hitler Cried [Hear it here]


Forgive them for they know not
What they do.
They’re so much lower than the animals,
This is so much worse than a zoo,
But forgive them for they know not
What they do.
They like to torture,
Oh yes,
And they like to kill,
And they like to do it, Lord,
Of their own free will.
And who could forgive them
For the love they have denied?
And who could provide them
With the love that’s been denied?
Hitler,
Adolf Hitler cried
When his,
When his dog died.

Let me know till I have it
Overstood:
The bad seed was sown
Among the good
When the enemy came in spite
And scattered tares in the night.
And you have left them
Both to stand
Until the blade is in
The reaper’s hand,
Then the sheaves are coming home
With their beautiful grain
And the tares that choked them
Are bound for the flame.
But what is the enemy’s name?
Hitler,
Adolf Hitler cried
When his,
When his dog died.

From genocide to suicide,
Adolf Hitler cried
When his,
When his dog died.

 

Words and music by The Children
 

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