The great Enlightenment began in France --
It's there that liberalism took its stance
Against the darkness, let the spirit dance.
There ignorance gave way to seek the true
And every man would one day get his due --
The mind of man would rise up to the blue.
Our path to liberty was given light --
We'd know the way and know that it was right
And virtue would turn every soul to white.
These ideals far too many learned to dread --
Nazis, communists, haters came instead --
They lost, as will those who turned Paris red!