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Berkman's building bridges on the bridge of the boat

Bolsheviks and Russian rebels on the ocean float

Captain count your captives close and eye your exiles

'cause Berkman's got your soldiers and sailors on the bridge of the boat

Sasha says the soldiers and the sailors say they see

We're all on the same ship and we all wanna be free

Enlisted men and deportees on a prison floating out to sea

Sasha says, “Go get your guns. We're gonna mutiny.”

(Chorus) Now this might be your prison, and this might be your world

You might have designs on the hearts and minds over every boy and every girl

And this might be your ocean, and now I don't mean to gloat

But we're standing on the bridge of the Buford, this is our boat

Well federal inspector Berkshire brought an order from the Colonel guy

The order simply said “Submit” and boy did that get a rise

The deportees did not stand down because they knew how to organize

They said “Sasha's the only Colonel we recognize.”

So the colonel sent for Sasha and he met him there at the door

Said, “If I only give the order that destroyers gonna send us to the ocean floor

You all cry for more, you bold and you poor, don't you know that we're in a war?

I'll be glad to leave you rotting in Russia at the end of this tour.”

(Repeat Chorus)


from Rise Like Fire, released July 2, 2014




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