All Consuming Fire New Model Army
From the 2007 album,'High'.
[Gm] False Maria Rises up from the corporate slab,
All clad in flawless steel.
"Hello boys" she says and the pack dogs gather,
[D/F#]Slavering around at her heel,
And the [Bb]women try to stretch their faces,
[F/A]Hoping to look more like her,
And [Cm]chanting her name, they hurl themselves,
[G/B]Deep into the all consuming [Gm]fire.
[Gm] So onwards to the feast to end all feasting,
Onwards to Midas Hall,
Where the treasures of the world reproduce themselves,
Like a [D/F#]horde of cancerous cells.
You can [Bb]track the spread of the virus,
By the [F/A]newsreaders' colourfull attire,
Let's [Cm]go there now, reporting live,
From the [G/B]chaos scenes at the all consuming [Gm]fire.
[Gm] Save us from these justifications,
When every one of them is a lie,
Pax Americana reigns and rains,
From [D/F#]two miles in the sky.
Men [Bb]rise from their beds and shave their heads,
And [F/A]wait for the orders to come,
But there's [Cm]still no word, there's still no word,
[G/B]Still no word from the front.
And while a [Gm]billion hungry eyes are watching us
From be[D/F#]yond the citadel wall,
We found a [Bb]thousand ways to lay waste the planet,
And we're going to use them all.
A [Cm]culture in just two dimensions
Is all that we require,
Because it [Bb]burns so well, it burns so well,
So [Cm]blazing bright in the all consuming [Gm]fire.
[Gm] The [Bb]captain abandoned ship years ago,
But [F]no-one thought to inquire,
And so the [Cm]band plays on, we sail gently west,
So [G/B]gently into the all consuming [Gm]fire.