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The Murder of Wat Tyler

from Castles Conquered and Reclaimed by Mystras

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lyrics

To those that have been degraded
Written off the books that chronicle
The passing of time and the greatness of mankind
Yet gave all their blood and bone
Wat Tyler represents them

One generation after the Black Death
Swept the world with his Scythe
Man and woman saw there was more in life
Than servitude and misery
To the old winners of wars

I am not my father nor my mother
Then with what right do you inherit
The earth that blossoms and the steel that shines bright
What makes you worthy of them?

So said the people throughout all England
And Wat Tyler, the roof tiler from Kent
Put cold steel in he who thought himself to be so powerful
To assault his daughter's innocence in front of his eyes

Thus the people of Kent marched to London
While Essex, Suffolk and Northfolk fought their own battles
Fires burned across the city
Broken gems, silver plate and gold filled the streets

"With King Richard and the true Commons of England"
So the people said to show they loved their King
They hated not him, but serfdom and rotten gentry
And the King trusted them and gave them charters
To Smithfield then he rode to meet them all

And Tyler came, he who with his mighty bow in France
Fell countless men for the King
Now He called him among the crowd

History is always written by victors
They said that he was rude when he asked for water
But the threads had been already spun before he walked
And Wat Tyler was cut down by the treacherous leaders of men

The people had freedom in their grasp of their bow
And every right to strike down the killers of Wat Tyler
But the King rode and appeased them with his golden tongue
Promises and more charters he handed over

And thus they all came back to their homes
To be slaughtered like cattle
For the charters meant not freedom but their death

Thus the people all over the world learned
That what is best and what is most pure in this beast called man
The trust, the faith, the love
Is not to be given to those that want to stand above all men

The brave peasants of England did not die for nothing
For the Crown started to crack and crumble
And their memory will live on.

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from Castles Conquered and Reclaimed, released July 17, 2020

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