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The Zealots of Thessaloniki

from Castles Conquered and Reclaimed by Mystras

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    Professionally dubbed tape, with on-body tampography print and 8-page two sided J-card with full lyric sheet. Limited edition of 200.

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lyrics

Thessaloniki, Great City, envied and sought after
Liberated from the hands of Saracens, Francs and Normans
Now caught up inbetween civil war
Conquered by a pretender that favors the wealthy

Fifty noble families hold land and every position of authority
Enslaving common people with chains of debt
Siding with the pretender to the throne
While famine and misery reap

In the worker's unions, the whisper of rebellion spreads
Old dusty books are opened, new ideas fervently discussed
To give power back to the people, to create an ideal Poleitia

Many congregate at the teachings of Barlaam of Calabria
Historians will call them Zealots
Democracy, separation of church and state
Social and philosophical ideas enshrouded in religious debate

Under immense danger we rouse the people
Motivate the passionless, appease the fearful
Confront the reactionaries
Τhe time for swords to sing has come

Avenge the murderers of the people
Hurl them from the walls of the citadel!

"Α servant dragged his master
Τhere a slave his purchaser
While the peasant struck the strategos
Αnd the labourer beat the soldier"

We have risen, a beacon of light in a tyrannic world
We shall endure proud and free until the end
Until our story is heard to all downtrodden in the world
Long live the commune of Thessaloniki!

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from Castles Conquered and Reclaimed, released July 17, 2020

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