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In Legend - A Hanging Matter lyrics

When the stranger came to town
He didn’t mean to cause disconcertment
He never really had a chance since
Nonconformity
Was their reason to break down
His well pleased independence
Cause it didn’t quite comply
With their own life-understanding

Look, he’s sent to the gallows
He stands up straight and sings:

Yeah –
Bless yourself
You’ll never take
Nor will you make
My spirit break

(And) all the people looking blank
Not a single soul objecting
As the freethinker’s head sank while
Re-established truth

Did stabilize their peace
Suppressing the distracting
But evil begets evil –
So they can’t suppress his tune

He stands up straight and sings -

Yeah –
Bless yourself
You’ll never take
Nor will you make
My spirit break

People that we are –
They are the people that we are –
The fuckin’ people that we are…

And so he sings:
Can’t you –
Can’t you see that my heart’s so pure?

Yeah –
Bless yourself
You’ll never take
Nor will you make
My spirit break