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Tyrants Dream of Moses
© September 14, 2007, Roy Stucky

Power is liquid that finds every crack.
Containers to hold it come under attack.
Dictators struggle to read every heart -
To strike opposition before it can start.

Tyrants Dream of Moses
Lurking underneath their bed.
Tyrants Dream of Moses
With his heel upon their head.
Tyrants Dream of Moses
Setting all their captives free.
Tyrants Dream of Moses
'Til his danger's all they see.

Despot reactions might seem overblown,
But numbers are foes when you travel alone.
Faces are weapons that can't be allowed.
Identity bombs are concealed in the crowd.

Don't pity weakness,
Kill them all.
Firing squads
Mark the wall.
Trust is danger -
Slit its throat.
Throw some blood
On Joseph's coat.
Then fill the moat.

Tyrants Dream of Moses
Setting all their captives free.
Tyrants Dream of Moses
'Til his danger's all they see.
Tyrants Dream of Moses
Rising up among the least.
Tyrants Dream of Moses
When they kill the scribe and priest.

 


"Every crack" = People lust so strongly for power they root out any opportunity to seize it.

"Every heart" = Those with power are paranoid because they are under constant threat of attack.

"Before it can start" = Herod's murder of the babies.

"Moses" = Tyrants dread the Deliverer.

"Heel upon their head" = Of course the real tyrant is Satan, and the Great Deliverer is Jesus.

"Setting all their captives free" = Jesus preaching in Abraham's Bosom.

"Travel alone" = Since every person is a threat, since the tyrant can trust no one, crowds are a greatly magnified peril.

"Fill the moat" = With innocent blood.

"The least" = People who have every reason to hate the dictator.

"Scribe and priest" = Earthly tyrants fear nothing like they fear words. More so, the spiritual tyrant fears The Word.