Azdak (Part 5)

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Lyrics by B. Brecht, additional lyrics by Mark Nichols. Music by Mark Nichols

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The drowning he did save them
Broken laws like breath he gave them
Justice to the poor and lowly
Like an angel but not so holy

Swim them all to shore on his tired, crooked back
For two years was his pleasure
Give the beasts of prey his measure
From the forests to the hallows
He could smell the dung from the gallows

In the use of the noose he was never slack
Like a cornered wolf he would take on the pack
The only one with the point
Is the man sitting there on the tack

Who can it be? Who can it be?
Azdak!!

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from Caucasian Chalk Circle, released November 13, 2012

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Mark Nichols Los Angeles, California

Is a writer, director, composer and filmmaker, but is known mainly as a creator of music theater works, including HOW TO SURVIVE THE APOCALYPSE: A BURNING OPERA, LITTLE BOY GOES TO HELL, JOE BEAN, and for his popular score for Brecht's CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE. Info at www.thereallybig.com ... more

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