“Where Heroes Can’t Play”



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Hit the button on your alarm, it’s 6 a.m.
Elsewhere there’s a button releasing a drone bound for Yemen
Put on your suit and tie, fibers from China
Kiss your little ones goodbye, there’s nothing finer
But they are the same age as the little ones who die for our excess
For our progress…

Walk in your polished heels passing that bare-footed beggar, day after day
To jump on the wheel, churn out over 8 hours just for a little more pay
For a little more pay, a little more pay, more pay more pay more pay

And so we row so we row this boat on over the edge
Take an oath an oath an oath to protect the pockets of invisible men
And we grow we grow we grow ever bigger, all consuming
If we don’t know what we don’t know we’ll just keep carrying on
Unassuming

This is how a soul cries out after awakening, the spell’s breaking
No need for fear or doubt when the signs are all around, deafening sound
I do not dream at night anymore, I don’t know why
My mind is a flood, an unstoppable tide, with the weight of it all

And still we row we row we row this boat on over the edge
Take an oath an oath an oath without questioning what you pledge
And we grow we grow we grow ever sicker, all polluting
If we don’t know what we don’t know we’ll keep sailing out to the end
We’re reaching…oh!

If we don’t know any better…

Oh so we’re given away our rights like a sweepstakes prize
Voting the next idol with false hope in our eyes
They’re spying and lying, deciding our fate
While we fight amongst ourselves with misguided hate 2x

Oh I’m turning on the lights, let the truth have its day
In the sun where no heroes of mine can play
The system’s a scam, we’ve all had a hand in churning and burning
For the next in command I say no!
I say no!

Put down the oar if you can’t take anymore
I say put down the oar if you can’t take anymore

But you’ll hit that button on your alarm it’s 6 a.m.
Elsewhere there’s a button releasing a drone bound for Yemen
Gone is the hour to deny we’re collapsing
If we let the truth die what are we left grasping?

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One thought on ““Where Heroes Can’t Play”

  1. What a wonderful, dynamic work of art you’ve created, my precious Lauren! I’m SO proud of you! Congrats on your Canada invite to speak, that’s awesome! I’ll definitely be supporting on Etsy with some purchases. Love you, angel!

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