As We Were
released 01 May 2013
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- Track Name: There's No Place In This World
They want you isolated, fearful jaded, torn apart separated.
They want you, loveless overwhelmed, easy to buy, easy to sell,
confused and overtaxed, too tired to fight back.
Stifled voices, downcast eyes, our lives leave us drained, shut out from the inside.
Three years, a fortress of steal.
A gag of concrete and solitary confinement.
A past in exile and a history gone.
They want you broken and silent.
A hierarchy of supposed protection and a chain of submission.
We are taught that we trade our liberty for safety
but they take more and more and give less and less.
It’s in the air that we breathe and we don’t even notice,
Punished for the crime of being human.
Punished for the breaths that we take,
for the crime of holding steady to the belief
that a dignified existence of more important than the idea of a country.
But in silence you are not alone, and when you scream you are not alone.
We cry with the same voice, we bleed with the same hearts in the open or behind bars.
Black blocks of discontent, a grand jury heaven sent,
and the wreckage of our past, paves the way.
A fifth amendment stripped in the process of our decay.
Your silence in Seattle, and 18 fucking months to your shaved head in Aceh, sent to jail for despondent thoughts.
But our risks are worth our wounds and they have no power to make us move, and as long as we remember that we won’t give up this anger
We won’t make peace (with the pavement.)
You may be gone but you are not alone.