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  1. 02 Exile

From the recording LIONS AND BUTTERFLIES

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Jeremy and Lorraine: “Russia was moving in a positive direction two decades ago. Now it has rejoined the ranks of those rogue states where to be found thinking the wrong thoughts could well land you in prison for a very long time - even longer if the world media’s attention is conveniently elsewhere. The imprisoned members of Russian rock band Pussy Riot could be said to be amongst the lucky ones, in that an international media storm blew up surrounding their case, and a former Beatle wrote a letter to the Russian President kindly requesting his leniency toward them. But what of all those that must remain singing in the shadows or who are quietly taken out when we’re all facing the other way?”

Lyrics

EXILE

Her weapon’s a song
To shatter the cross borne by a country with no voice
Do you dare to sing out?
Do you dare to sing out?
So loud

Still they pretend
Here are the building blocks of freedom and choice
Do you dare to sing out?
Do you dare to sing out?
So loud

Singing or relenting, she is there lamenting

I can hear her singing in the shadows
Dreams of running to exile
But outside these walls come tumbling down

She echoes through halls
No doubt it's a risky business to take on the King
Do you dare to sing out?
Do you dare to sing out?

With murder in London
And silence from the complicit in Scotland Yard
Do you dare to sing out?
Do you dare to sing out?
So loud

I can hear her singing in the shadows
Dreams of running to exile
But outside these walls come tumbling
down