Peace...

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When no-one dares to disagree, you know you must be right
You know you won't feel safe until there's no-one left to fight
Are you all so stupid, can you see no other way
Or were you chosen by your God to hasten Judgement Day?

You want an empire where the sun will never set
You think the world should be forever in your debt
You think that everyone should share your iron dream
You think we don't know what you mean

When you say you want peace... through superior firepower
And you say you want love... for those you don't hate
And you say you want freedom... if we can afford it
And you'll give everyone the right to want the same

Despite the things you think you found, you bastards never ground us down
We're lurking even now inside the dungeons of your mind
And though we donít pretend to teach, at least we donít presume to preach
Or try to change to truth to suit the others of our kind

You want an empire where the sun will never set
You think the world should be forever in your debt
You think that everyone should share your iron dream
You think we don't know what you mean

When you say you want peace... through superior firepower
And you say you want love... for those you don't hate
And you say you want freedom... if we can afford it
And you'll give everyone the right to want the same

And though you mock our principles, you cannot touch our hearts
You can't invade a state of mind, no matter how you try
for (we are just the part of you that you try to deny
And you can't change your shadow, you can only close your eyes

And you say you want peace... through superior firepower
And you say you want love... for those you don't hate
And you say you want freedom... if we can afford it
And you'll give everyone the right to want the same

© Alan Pout, 1989, 2002