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Song: Pharaoh - Richard Thompson (ATS Theme Song?)

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posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 02:55 PM
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"Richard Thompson has been called the finest rock songwriter after Bob Dylan and the best electric guitarist since Jimi Hendrix." - L.A. Times

"A Perennial dark-horse contender for the title of greatest living rock guitarist" - Rolling Stone


I was lucky enough to see Richard Thompson play at a small festival in my county, just maybe a month ago.
He's been making music for 40 years and has won the "Best Acoustic Guitarist" award in 1991.



There's this song, Pharaoh - which has some brilliant lyrics. I'll post them below, really worth a read.

Great intro, he probably goes on ATS:


Great live version:



Here is an amazing cover, I like it, a bit faster:




Lyrics to Pharaoh :

Pharaoh he sits in his tower of steel
The dogs of money all at his heel
Magicians cry "Oh truth! Oh real!"
We're all working for the Pharaoh

A thousand eyes, a thousand ears
He feeds us all, he feeds our fears
Don't stir in your sleep tonight, my dears
We're all working for the Pharaoh

It's Egypt land, Egypt land
We're all living in Egypt land
Tell me, brother, don't you understand
We're all working for the Pharaoh

Hidden from the eye of chance
The men of shadow dance a dance
We're all struck into a trance
We're all working for the Pharaoh

The idols rise into the sky
Pyramids soar, Sphinxes lie
Head of dog, Osiris eye
We're all working for the Pharaoh

And it's Egypt land, Egypt land
We're all living in Egypt land
Tell me, brother, don't you understand
We're all working for the Pharaoh

I dig a ditch, I shape a stone
Another battlement for his throne
Another day on earth is flown
We're all working for the Pharaoh

Call it England, you call it Spain
Egypt rules with a whip and chain
Moses free my people again
We're all working for the Pharaoh

And it's Egypt land, Egypt land
We're all living in Egypt land
Brothers and sisters, don't you understand
We're all working for the Pharaoh

Pharaoh he sits in his tower of steel
Around his feet the princes kneel
Far beneath we shoulder the wheel
We're all working for the Pharaoh

Powerful stuff, eh?
edit on 20-7-2012 by ThinkingCap because: (no reason given)




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