The messenger came with bad news from the front Said "The soldiers are starving and their swords are all blunt They need a show of support or some futile sign That's what they told me to tell you, not even the words are mine..."
The messenger came with bad news from the war Said "The fine young men forgot who they were fighting for They don't wanna be stars on your TV screen That's the general feeling, please don't blame it on me"
And the people said "One and one is two There's nothing left for us to do But since we can blame it all on you We will kill the messenger"
The messenger came with bad news from the town Said "The phone-lines are on strike and the doormen are all down They've turned your den of thieves into a temple They need someone of stature to set them an example"
And the people said "Two and two is four Don't tell us anymore We all know the score We must kill the messenger"
Someone brought the news to the messenger's folks He said "Your son's been killed two times" They said "Is that a joke?" He said "No He was he victim of ignorant minds I hate to bring such bad news, please don't think me unkind"
And the family said "One and one is two There's nothing left for us to do But since you're here and we can blame it on you We will kill the messenger So if you want to send a message...