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Black Days Libretto

Instead of opening up

Instead of opening up the door God himself governs the world with practiced deceit and injustice CHOIR Though devils all the world should fill, All eager to devour us. We tremble not, we fear no ill, They shall not overpower us. (*) FATHER (singing to the people inside the church) Devils have long filled our world, They have devoured most of us While you tremble not, safely on the indifferent side, faces blissfully towards the sky. I'm blaming you! You turn the blind eye, You comply, how foolishly you do comply You tolerate so bloody well the hell that don’t affect yourselves! (**) Your silence will be remembered I'm blaming you! (The father slumps down outside the church, resigning to his fate. He holds the child in his lap, resting quietly) 12

SCENE 7 - I confess DESPOT I confess! I am carefree! I enjoy the sight of the glorious future we made: A city exempt from needy people. A total conviction for our cause. We fabricate excuses give ourselves the right to go free. We are laughing and cheering Singing happily while drinking in the sweet fragrance Of their corpses 13

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