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Skyclad - Irrational Anthems
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Irrational Anthems

(1996)
TypeAlbum (Studio full-length)
GenresFolk Metal
LabelsMassacre Records
Album rating :  95 / 100
Votes :  1
12. History Lessens (3:38)
Look what you get for following leaders,
who lead from the rear - where are they now?
Look what you get for following leaders,
who lead from the rear - where are they...
Where are they now?

What did we learn in history lessons?
How to sit quiet at the back of a class
with so many things open to questions,
it's too late to cry - there's no one to ask.

Life's an education - a multiple equation,
everybody finds their own solution in the end.
"To be or not to be" is a very lengthy question,
has somebody please got a sharpened pencil they can lend?

What did we learn in history lessons?
How to sit quiet at the back of a class
with so many things open to questions,
it's too late to cry - there's no one to ask.

Marching in time down a production line,
what did that teach you about life in the dole queue?

The Law of Relativity - (life's relative misery).
The Law of Probability - (it's probably contrived).
Newton's Law of Gravity - (we face a grave reality).
The Law that runs the jungle - (only the strong survive).

Look what you get for following leaders,
who lead from the rear - where are they now?

The path of least resistance - a bland text book existence,
don't expect to find the answers printed at the back.
The only sound advice that's carried me through life -
when the cards are stacked against you - play the joker in the pack.

What did we learn in history lessons?
How to sit quiet at the back of a class
with so many things open to questions,
it's too late to cry - there's no one to ask.

Marching in time down a production line,
what did that teach you about life in the dole queue?
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Skyclad - Irrational Anthems
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Skyclad - Irrational Anthems
Irrational Anthems - Album Credits
Members
  • Martin Walkyier : Vocals
  • Steve Ramsey : Guitars, Keyboards, Backing Vocals
  • Graeme English : Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards, Backing Vocals
  • George Biddle : Fiddle, Keyboards, Piano, Backing Vocals
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  • Guest/session Musicians:
  • Paul Smith : Drums, Percussion
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