a hanging matter lyrics – in legend

when the stranger came to town
he didn’t mean to cause disconcertment
he never really had a chance since
nonconformity
was their reason to break down
his well pleased independence
cause it didn’t quite comply
with their own life-understanding

look, he’s sent to the gallows
he stands up straight and sings:

yeah –
bless yourself
you’ll never take
nor will you make
my spirit break

(and) all the people looking blank
not a single soul objecting
as the freethinker’s head sank while
re-established truth

did stabilize their peace
suppressing the distracting
but evil begets evil –
so they can’t suppress his tune

he stands up straight and sings –

yeah –
bless yourself
you’ll never take
nor will you make
my spirit break

people that we are –
they are the people that we are –
the f*ckin’ people that we are…

and so he sings:
can’t you –
can’t you see that my heart’s so pure?

yeah –
bless yourself
you’ll never take
nor will you make
my spirit break

/ in legend lyrics