Budapest

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Budapest is home to the third largest parliament building in the world, the second largest synagogue in the world, and the oldest subway line in mainland Europe.

It also houses the most expensive strip club in the world, which presumably speaks not so much to the quality of the establishment as it does the dark side of the free market.

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BUDAPEST

Come with me to Budapest
And walk through those dark, dark streets,
There’s gravestones stacked by the river
Scribed with dreams that came to die.

The men are coming,
The men are coming
And I’d much rather flee.
But left alone in Budapest,
There’s no where I’d rather be.

Sit between those two stone walls
And tell me you’re not freaking out.
The cold dark shadow on the mount
Is cracking skulls tonight.
And if the Danube fills with blood,
You’ll know it’s for the greater good.

The pox is spreading,
The pox is spreading,
Rakosi,
If you were right and Joe is king,
Then the truth won’t set me free
In Budapest

Stripes of red expanding out,
Yelling cries of ‘Auschlander Ausch’,
The tears they shed’s not from the gas
As much as the peal of the bell.
And though it don’t mean much to me
It’s the greatest shit storm since 1873.

The people are rising,
The people are rising
From each corner of the city,
An orange glow spread across the sky
As far as the eye can see
In Budapest

The men are coming,
The men are coming
And I’d much rather flee.
But left alone in Budapest,
There’s no where I’d rather be.

The men are coming,
The men are coming
And I’d much rather flee.
But left alone and ostracised,
There’s no where I’d rather be
Than Budapest

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from Hugh Hick, released April 5, 2013

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Hugh Hick Dublin, Ireland

Hugh Hick is an independent singer-songwriter from Dublin.

After fronting the noise-rock band "Model Citizen" for several years, Hugh decided to pursue music inspired by the more melodic elements of artists such as Nick Cave and Tom Waits, and his songs range from piano-driven ballads to more eclectic guitar based numbers. ... more

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