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Strike a pose

Hold your breath in, flex your cheeks,
open you eyes and don’t think about it.
Come see the future, walk the line,
keep looking forward, move to the music.

I am the one you want, i am your poster boy,
i am a shallow start, of intellectual fall,
i’m gonna take them on, white coats and all,
they don’t stand a chance, when i strike a pose.

Up with your shoulders, spread your legs,
out with your neck and take me to capitol.
Give me your vision, show me ambition,
tell me your thesis in a 30 second piece.

The ground

“We’re the invisible whites” he said “burning homes from a distance
And the brutes they never see us coming
And at home they only see us going
they can shoot with their arrows
either way we’re gonna gun ’em down
with our long distance rifles”

this is the ground that we all stand on
this is the past that we all came from
but when I say I’m ashamed of being white
you wonder why

“They’re bound to go extinct” he said “it’s natural selection
you can see it on the shape of their faces
it’s no wonder they’re the inferior races
‘Cause We’re packing with rifles
try outrun our loaded guns
we’re the kings of the carnivores”

Save me

This town is a failure with shallow distinctions,
they keep calling it freedom but that’s a question of definition.

Oh, save me, oh save me now
‘cause I’m standing here screaming my heart out
but they keep pulling us, pulling us down.
Oh save me, oh save me now.
Just because they come with suits and smiles
doesn’t make their words less of a crime.
Oh save me oh save me now.

The media is the message, a bunch of children with microphones,
amplifiers and speakers, all stuck in the temp zone.

‘cause when they tell me what to wear you would help me, wouldn’t you?
‘cause when they tell me where to go you would help me, wouldn’t you?
‘cause when they tell me what to breath you would help me, wouldn’t you? you would help me, wouldn’t you?

Dead but dancing

Just like Mersault I feel nothing and my heart is barely pumping.
I’m just five shots away from a death trial, with a soul like this all else is denial.

Cause I’m dead, but I’m dancing
Yeah I’m dead, but I’m still dancing
Yeah I’m dead, but I’m dancing
Oh I’m dead, but I’m still dancing

Like Josef K I’m in too deep, I woke up with a prosecution all around me.
I’ve been dancing my way down the green mile, with a body like this all else is denial.

Growing

You may run the streets, but you can’t reach the floor and you try so hard but you’re way too sure
‘cause something is happening here, but you don’t know what it is So you try your smile to charm those kids
But though they see your smile they feel nothing, nothing, nothing
And though we see you smile we keep growing

We’re growing growing

You think you got ‘em in your palms but they won’t go your way You tell ‘em these are the chords, but that’s not what they play
‘cause something is happening here, but you don’t know what it is So you comb your hair to charm those kids
But though they see your style they feel nothing, nothing, nothing
And though you’re way up high we keep growing...

We’re growing growing

Wade through your dusty clouds and see the living straws you fear
Wade through your dusty clouds and feel the roots of grass down here

Fire on the field

We could walk , Like fire on the field Tame the lioness, Before she turns real
But your heart is Pumping like crazy I can hear it from way over here
Don't give in, That beat is not for you. there is more at stake, I thought you knew
So, stop this Noise in your chest before we both burn out in vain

Under siege, Where do we stand?
On the fields, Where do we stand?
On the streets, Like fire On the fields

Raise your fist, If panthers we must be Then so be it, We'll fight to be free
And though our hearts ache with every single blow , We'll keep punching when they're telling us to go

Hurry up, they're coming they're coming Hurry up, they're coming they're coming
With their brown boots marching into parliament Hurry up they're coming

Pieces

I will swallow you, eat you whole
and i will grind my teeth on your soul
these lips were born to break you down, down to the bone
and turn your tiny heart into stone

All I wanted: Pieces of your soul
All I needed: Undefied control
All I wanted: Pieces of your soul
All I needed: Undefied control
so I wouldn’t be alone

oh i want you oh i want you back
oh i need you oh i need you back
i will get you i will get you back

Comfort

I’ll be standing in the shades while the train is leaving
while the light is closing in I’ll be hiding in the shades.
While my heart’s still pumping and the sirens gently sings,
I’ll be hiding in my shame While my heart’s still pumping.

Would you comfort me?
As if I would’ve comforted you
Would you comfort me?
Before you leave

While our tears turn into soil, our mouths opened to the sky,
we still hear their lullaby “we only have each other”.

Barehanded

Shields of thorns Armor of doubt Self-conscious swords and running flat out But this was the last night with an arrow by my heart she had her last fight and now we’re both way too... barehanded --- You come, packing with guns of pertinence a fortress of roses and eloquence But this was the last night with a cannon by your heart he had his last fight and now you’re both way too... barehanded --- This was the last night with an arrow by my heart she had her last fight and now we’re both way too... barehanded barehanded barehanded barehanded This was the last night with an arrow by my heart she had her last fight and now we’re both way too... This was the last night with an arrow by my heart she had her last fight and now we’re both way too... barehanded barehanded

Equal of the gods

He seems an equal of the gods sitting next to you listening to your whispering of tender love and youth And that bewitching laugh that sets my heart to flutter cause when I glance your way my words can only stutter Silence breaks my tongue and beneath my skin; subtle fire streams Blackness breaks my eyes and all I ever hear; buzzing in my ears Sweat break out; a shiver shakes me deep deep down; as pale as sound an equal of the dying I seem I seem I seem Oh to be near Oh to be close Oh to be him Oh to be composed

With a heart like this

I should’ve known I’d never get old, with a heart like this, pumping for you I should’ve know I’d never get home, with feet like these, marching to you I should’ve know I’d never get a soul, with a mind like this, dreaming of you I should’ve know I’d never get whole, with parts like these - spare parts like these, bits and pieces of you All my thoughts, desires, lusts, my anger, hurts, depressive mood swings, doubts and self belittlements of All my dreams, my hope, my beaming smiles, my open lies; “i’m fine”, my heart, my feet, my soul, my whole is yours

Here we stand

Oh I know we could fall so easily it’s a slip- pery slope but I think I know a way for us to go But I can hear you say “Nothing is ok there’s no way there’s no way there’s no way I’m gonna stay” And I can hear you say “You’re a thousand miles away there’s no way there’s no way there’s no way I’m gonna stay” Yet here we stand Here we stand Me and you I can see you’re trying but what you know isn’t always enough (but) don't let me go I can fix it all If I try a little harder than before But all I see you try Are different ways to cry If I stay if I stay if I stay you’re just gonna hide just give it one more go we’ve always had our highs and lows if you stay if you stay if you stay we’re just gonna grow Cause here we stand Here we stand