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The Queen's Justice a song from The Eureka Suite by John Munro

Chorus
I am the Queen's man, between anarchy and order I am bound to stand
When the rebels time has come
I will finish each and every one
And sleep easy in my bed
My duty done

Once I lived beyond the borders of the law
Now they've given me a musket and a bayonet to draw
and every time the order comes I feel the anger grow
and only vengeance helps me cleanse the past
that will not let me go

When the sergeant falls us in at break of day
I fix my steel and I steel my gaze
And I march to the stockade
I dispense the course of justice humbling men before their wives
Because they must learn like I did that the rules must rule our lives

And I've learned how not to think and not to feel
As I pull them up at gunpoint in the mud and make them kneel
And if one beating doesn't yield their card or two or even three
Then I drag them pleading, bleeding and I chain them to a tree

Notes

Many thanks to John Munro for permission to add this song to the eureka150 website. John wrote this song as part of his Eureka Suite and is a member of Colcannon

Visit Colcannon's website at http://colcannon.net/