T W A W K I

The world as we know it

Risk something, take back what is yours

Linkin Park – Hands held high – Youtube video here. Lyrics as follows;

Turn my mic up louder, I got to say something

Light weights step to the side when we come in

Feel it in your chest the syllables get pumping
People on the street they panic and start running

Words on loose leaf sheet complete coming
I jump in my mind and summon the rhyme, I’m dumping

Healing the blind I promise to let the sun in
Sick of the dark ways we march to the drum and

Jump when they tell us that they wanna see jumping
Fuck that I wanna see some fists pumping

Risk something, take back what’s yours
Say something that you know they might attack you for

Cause I’m sick of being treated like I have before
Like it’s stupid standing for what I’m standing for

Like this war’s really just a different brand of war
Like it doesn’t cater the rich and abandon poor

Like they understand you in the back of the jet
When you can’t put gas in your tank

These fuckers are laughing their way to the bank and cashing the cheque
Asking you to have compassion and have some respect

For a leader so nervous in an obvious way
Stuttering and mumbling for nightly news to replay

And the rest of the world watching at the end of the day
In their living room laughing like “what did he say?”

[Chorus:]
Amen
Amen
Amen
Amen
Amen

In my living room watching but I am not laughing
Cause when it gets tense I know what might happen

World is cold the bold men take action
Have to react or get blown into fractions

Ten years old it’s something to see
Another kid my age drugged under a jeep

Taken and bound and found later under a tree
I wonder if he had thought the next one could be me

Do you see the soldiers they’re out today
They brush the dust from bullet proof vests away

It’s ironic at times like this you pray
But a bomb blew the mosque up yesterday

There’s bombs in the buses, bikes, roads
Inside your market, your shops, your clothes

My dad he’s got a lot of fear I know
But enough pride inside not to let that show

My brother had a book he would hold with pride
A little red cover with a broken spine

On the back, he hand-wrote a quote inside
When the rich wage war it’s the poor who die

Meanwhile, the leader just talks away
Stuttering and mumbling for nightly news to replay

And the rest of the world watching at the end of the day
both scared and angry like “what did he say?”

[Chorus x6]

[x6]
With hands held high into the sky so blue,
As the ocean opens up to swallow you.

Filed under: Governance

4 Responses

  1. Me says:

    A cockroach in the concrete, courthouse tan and beady eyes
    A slouch with fallen arches, purging truths into great lies
    A little man with a big eraser, changing history
    Procedures that he’s programmed to, all he hears and sees
    Altering the facts and figures, events and every issue
    Make a person disappear, and no one will ever miss you

    Rewrites every story, every poem that ever was
    Eliminates incompetence, and those who break the laws
    Follow the instructions of the New Way’s Evil Book of Rules
    Replacing rights with wrongs, the files and records in the schools

    You said you’ve got the answers, well who asked you anyway ?
    Ever think may be it was meant to be this way ?
    Don’t try to fool us, we know the worst is yet to come
    I believe my kingdom will come

    [CHORUS:]
    F, is for fighting,
    R is for red
    Ancestors’ blood in battles they’ve shed
    E, we elect them,
    E, we eject them
    In the land of the free and the home of the brave
    D, for your dying,
    O, your overture
    M, will cover your grave with manure
    This spells out FREEDOM, it means nothing to me
    As long as there’s I.P.C.C

    F, is for fighting,
    R is for red
    Ancestors’ blood in battles they’ve shed
    E, we elect them,
    E, we eject them
    In the land of the free and the home of the brave
    D, for your dying,
    O, your overture
    M, is for money, you know what that cures
    This spells out FREEDOM, it means nothing to me
    As long as there’s I.P.C.C

    [CHORUS:]

    Put your hand right up my shirt
    Pull the strings that make me work
    Jaws will part, words fall out
    Like a fish with hook in mouth

    Rewrites every story, every poem that ever was
    Eliminates incompetence, and those who break the laws
    Follow the instructions of the New Way’s Evil Book of Rules
    Replacing rights with wrongs, the files and records in the schools

    I’m not a fish
    I’m a man
    Hook in mouth

  2. made my way to your page from yahoo and and am glad i found it, hope you keep up the good work

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