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Divide and Rule is the rocker of the album, but with Indian instrumentation and an upbeat dancey section in the middle and at the end. Just about as commercially accessible as a 10-and-a-half minute song with a faux Eastern feel could possibly be, but still in keeping with what’s gone before.

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Divide and Rule lyrics:

Spread the fire or fan the flames,
Bend the rules and play their games
Of quiet illusion, dark delusion.
Left to chase the wild geese,
You're the villain of the piece
So, in the spirit, time to clear it now.
I'm tired of only being hired to bring you down!

Down and deeper down you drag me down
Till they grab me round to divide and rule.
Round and quicker round you spin me round
Till they bring me down to divide and rule.

Celebrate our great escape,
Orchestrate the plans to shape
Our sole survival, old revival.
Left to chase the same old scene,
Ordered to the guillotine.
Admire the décor, let the blade fall now.
I'm through with only being used to bring you down!

Down and deeper down you drag me down
Till they grab me round to divide and rule.
Round and quicker round you spin me round
Till they bring me down to divide and rule.

Gone to ground in a low-lit room
With the scent of wine that becomes a tomb,
And a secret passed down from son to son
That will die with me when the day is done
In the end.

Spread the fire or fan the flames,
Bend the rules and play their games
Of quiet illusion, dark delusion.
Left to chase the wild geese,
You're the villain of the piece
So, in the spirit, time to clear it now.
I'm tired of only being hired to bring you down!

There comes a time in every man's life
When other men must suffer for his art.
And so he tries, until he dies,
To recognise the genius at last –
A magic formula.

Down and deeper down you drag me down
Till they grab me round to divide and rule.
Round and quicker round you spin me round
Till they bring me down to divide and rule.
Down and deeper down you drag me down
Till they grab me round to divide and rule.
Round and quicker round you spin me round
Till they bring me down to divide and rule.

Gone to ground in a low-lit room
With the scent of wine that becomes a tomb,
And a secret passed down from son to son
That will die with me when the day is done
In the end.

(c) 2015 The Home Guard

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from Nature versus Nurture versus Nietzsche, released September 25, 2015

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