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Phil Roberts 1957 (Melbourne)

The Maestro leads the devil's band
As they play the Death March song,
As people slowly start to die
The deadly chorus keeps right on.

He leads them in a song of woe
A song that brings you down,
A song to spread chaos about
Mayhem and murder going around.

He makes them play a song of death
Which very few can survive,
He leaves many deaths in his wake,
And very few left alive.

The Maestro leads an orchestra
In a hideous moaning wail,
Very few can stay completely sane
And only then with great travail.

He leads them in a marching song
That leads the whole world to battle,
And even those who are pacifists
March after him like cattle.

He leads them in a song of plague
And all the world gets ill,
He leads them in a song of madness
Just for a deranged thrill.

The maestro leads his orchestra
In a loathsome dirge,
Thousands are driven to madness
And millions to the very verge.

He leads them in a lonely song
And all the people cry,
He leads them in a song of hate
And many thousands die.

© Copyright 2021 Philip Roberts
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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The Maestro leads the devil's band As they play the Death March song,

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Written on July 27, 2021

Submitted by PHIL_ROBERTS on September 11, 2021

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