"Part Of Me Died" lyrics - ROGER WATERS

"Part Of Me Died"

The part that is envious, cold-hearted and devious
Greedy, mischievous, global, colonial
Bloodthirsty, blind, mindless and cheap
Focused on borders and slaughter and sheep

Burning of books, bulldozing of homes
Given to targeted killing with drones
Lethal injections, arrest without trial

Monocular vision, gangrene and slime
Unction, sarcasm, common assault
Self-satisfied, heroic killers lifted on high

Piracy adverts, acid attacks
On women by bullies, and perverts and hacks
The rigging of ballots and the buying of power

Lies from the pulpit, rape in the shower
Mute, indifferent, feeling no shame
Portly, important, leering, deranged

Sat in the corner, watching TV
Deaf to the cries of children in pain
Dead to the world, just watching the game

Watching endless repeats, out of sight, out of mind
Silence, indifference: the ultimate crime
But when I met you that part of me died

Bring me a bowl to bathe her feet in
Bring me my final cigarette
It would be better by far to die in her arms than to linger
In a lifetime of regret