There Will Be No Funeral For The General

There will be no funeral for the general

There will be no 21-gun salute 

There will be no funeral for the general

There will be no burial flag 

 

They say the hearse has broken down

They say the pallbearers have fallen sick

 

But no one came to the cemetery

And no one lit a candle at the vigil

 

They were all at the demonstration

They were all over the news

tearing the constitution in half

and burning down Beirut

 

The riot police showed them no mercy

They have never done before

Then the bikers arrived with weapons

We’ve seen it all before 

 

This is not the first time this has happened

Nor will it be the last

 

But his widow cries on our television screens,

And his only son puts on a brave face

 

For there will be no funeral for the general

There will be no 21-gun salute 

There will be no funeral for the general

There will be no burial flag 

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