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Love Is All We Have Left/Zooropa/Chaplin's Speech Lyrics

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The Europa EP (2019)

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I’m sorry.

Nothing to stop this being the best day ever
Nothing to keep us where we should be

I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone, if possible… We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s happiness - not by each other’s misery. We don’t want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone.

This is no time not to be alive

And the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way.

Greed has poisoned men’s souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in.

Love, love is all we have left

More than machinery we need humanity. More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost….

Love, love is all we have left
Love, love is all we have left

Do not despair. The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed - the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people.

You, the people have the power - the power to create machines. The power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure.

Then - in the name of democracy - let us use that power - let us all unite. Let us fight for a new world - that will give youth a future and old age a security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power. But they lie! They do not fulfill that promise. They never will!

Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people! Now let us fight to fulfill that promise! Let us fight to free the world - to do away with national barriers… In the name of democracy, let us all unite!

(This track features spoken vocals by Charlie Chaplin)