Lyrics

Burning Little Empires

First Night Back to Life

Turn your back and show me that you love me
Things never said never were
You come down ready for the party
And I leave with nothing good

Oh no, oh no, oh no

The sky is blue but my heart is black
‘Cause I know you ain’t coming back
And I’m not going to shed another tear
It’s been too long I’ve been too far gone
And I don’t even know what I was on
All I know is I’ve lost another year

Oh no, oh no, oh no

All of my conversations
Just empty words now
My life and its ruination
Seem so trivial somehow

Because tonight
Tonight is the first night back to life
Tonight, tonight
Tonight is the first night back to life

And I know
It comes and goes
But for me nobody knows
It comes and goes
Ebbs and flows
But tonight is the first night back to life

Tonight, tonight
Tonight is the first night back to life
Tonight, tonight
Tonight is the first night back to life

Entertainment for the Nihilists

In the days of our youth no one could ever match us
Spent our winter days throwing snowballs at the fascists
What started out so simple who could know it would go so far?
But here we are digging holes to bury skinheads in the yard

Because I know and you know something that they’ll never know
Is that nothing in this world really matters much at all
It’s just entertainment for the nihilists
So let’s get pissed and throw it all into the wind

We fly through the streets at break-neck speeds
With no one good to meet and nowhere clean to be
Shakespeare’s Sister screams out on the stereo
And I haven’t a care for the fate of my young bones

Because I know and you know something that they’ll never know
Is that nothing in this world really matters much at all
It’s just entertainment for the nihilists
So let’s get pissed and throw it all into the wind

We gave up on the world and gave-in to temptation
We gave up on girls for everything but sensation
We even made our poor sweet mothers cry their motherly tears
For their darling and precious but so misguided dears

Because I know and you know something that they’ll never know
Is that nothing in this world really matters much at all
It’s just entertainment for the nihilists
So let’s get pissed and throw it all into the wind

Because I know and you know something that they’ll never know
Is that nothing in this world really matters much at all
It’s just entertainment for the nihilists
So let’s get pissed and throw it all into the wind

I’m not Going to Live my Life the Way I Should

And one day you’re going to realise
That I’m not going to live my life the way that I should
I’ll stand with my face to the front
And my back to this world that I’ve known

No, no, no, no, no
You never know
You can never know

No, no, no, no, no
Just when I’ll go
But I’m gonna go

And I imagine the smiling faces
Of the daughters and the sons I’ll never know
I’ll never get to hear them laugh
I’ll never get to see the way they’d grow

No, no, no, no, no
But I love them so
More than they could know

No, no, no, no, no
So much so
That I could never let them be born

And all of my accomplishments
I’ll betray them until they’re laying low
I’ll smash the ceiling just to cut myself
With the glass left down below

No, no, no, no, no
I’m feeling low
So very low

No, no, no, no, no
So much so
That I don’t think that I can take it anymore

No, no, no, no, no
You never know
You can never know

No, no, no, no, no
Just when I’ll go
But I’m gonna go

A Matter of Love

It’s just a matter of love
It’s just a matter of rising up above
The mediocrity
And hypocrisy
Of this sad old world

It’s just a matter of time
It’s just a matter of knowing that I’m
Tired
Of all this
And I’m ready to change

And I,
I’m ready to start believing
Or else I,
I’d might as well just be leaving
It all behind
It all behind

It’s just a matter of choice
It’s just a matter of raising your voice
Above the din
Despite the trouble you’ll get in
From the lesser souls

It’s just a matter of right
It’s just a matter of standing up to fight
In the name
Of the few people left
Who you still love in this world

And I,
I’m ready to start believing
Or else I,
I’d might as well just be leaving
It all behind
It all behind


The Wedding

I’m going out into the woods for my wedding
With a bottle of whiskey
And the poor girl
Who’s brave enough to be willing to go with me

And I’ll give her the jag of a crown
And then I will lay her down
While the sound of the silence of the forest
Echoes all around us

And you know that I
Have been here so many times before
But this time
Will be the last time
I swear
Like I swore
The time before
But this will be the last time
And then nevermore

When the stars come out at night
They’ll be our light
They’ll be our guide
In this the last place that we’ll reside
For like the pale silver moon
Our numbers will be up soon
And then we’ll take our ride

For you see we’ve failed at this life
So we’ll make our last stand tonight
One final act of human love
Of solidarity to prove
That we won’t abide things that we know can’t be right

And we’ll cry
Like we have cried so many times before
But this time
Will be the last time
I swear
Like I swore
The time before
But this will be the last time
And then nevermore

You know I would if I could;
I would climb to the top of the tallest mountain
And I’d shout until the heavens shook
Yeah, but I’m just a man
And a poor excuse for one at that

Because you know the weight of the world
Has crippled my will to live
And now that I’ve got a girl
We’re about to give
All that we have left to give

And then we’ll die
Like we have died a thousand times before
But this time

Will be the last time
I swear
Like I swore
The time before
But this will be the last time

And then nothing more


Recommencement

Brother do you think this world will change
Do you think it’ll ever be rearranged?
I’ve been living with these dreams for too long it seems
And I know that I need answers now

Sister do you think you’ll love again
Rise from the ashes and rise above your pain?
You’ve been living with these tears for too many years
Dry your eyes because you’re too beautiful to cry

Father do you think we can end the war
Do they even know what on earth they’re fighting for?
We’ve been losing all our rights so I’m standing up to fight
With this old guitar but I won’t get far

Mother I know you hate to see me leave
But you’ve go to trust me, yeah you’ve got to believe
That I know what’s best, these feet don’t like to rest
So you know that I’ve got to go again

But if the world’s giving you nothing
It’s because you’ve given nothing in your turn
So if you want something
It’s going to take much more than words

So stand up against injustice
And sit down with your enemy
Open your mind
And set yourself free

Lover I’ll miss you so much
I’ll miss your smile, your laughter, and your touch
I’ve been living with the fear that this will all end in tears
So please know that I loved you then and I loved you so

But if the world’s giving you nothing
It’s because you’ve given nothing in your turn
So if you want something
It’s going to take much more than words

So set your sights on the horizon
And burn all your memories
Open your heart and set your spirit free
And set your spirit free

World of Laughter

There is no God for the likes of you and me
But that’s just the way it goes
I find it hard, so hard to believe
In anything any more

We’ve fallen so far from Grace
We’ve fallen so far from Grace

But hey, come on!
Who cares what’s after?
Because you and I belong
To a world of laughter

No, no, no…

I said that I, I said I’d see you again
But I was wrong
So I learned the hardest lesson to learn
How to say “I love you” to someone after they’re already gone

We’ve fallen so far from Grace
We’ve fallen so far from Grace

But hey, come on!
Who cares what’s after?
Because you and I belong
To a world of laughter

Where we sing our songs
Despite disaster
In the hopes that someone will sing along
And never let the bastards get them down

So to Hell with our misgivings
This world, it’s for the living!

So hey, come on!
Who cares what’s after?
Because you and I belong
To a world of laughter

Where we sing our songs
In the face of disaster
And dare the whole world to sing along
And never let the bastards get us down

The 7th Seal

We’re heading out on the highway, baby
Buckle-up, let’s go for a ride
The rain on the screen
Knows where we’ve been
And that we’ve got nowhere left to hide

But if the only one who can save you won’t save you
You’ve got to save yourself
There’s nothing left behind us, baby
Not even bridges to burn
Playing games with Death
Just to feel God’s breath
Knowing we’re unlikely to return

But if the only one who can save you won’t save you
If the only one who can save you won’t save you
You’ve got to save yourself

We went in search of the Devil knowing
If we found him then God must exist
But all we could find
Was a hell of a time
And we’ve been down here since

Because if the only one who can save you won’t save you
If the only one who can save you won’t save you
You’ve got to save yourself

Now we’ve been listening to the silence of God for too long
Waiting for the angels to trumpet their songs
We kneel to pray, but have nothing to say
But no one’s been listening anyway…

Now how can we believe the believers
If we can’t even believe in ourselves?
So while there’s blood in my veins
I’ll carry-on the same
With God or without!

Because if the only one who can save you won’t save you
If the only one who can save you won’t save you
If the only one who can save you won’t save you
You’ve got to save yourself

Save yourself!

The End of the World

It’s just the end of the world
No matter no mind
I haven’t got the time
To worry about it any more

Well we rose before the sun on the third day
And we smiled to see what we had done
We came here in search of victory
And we’ll leave knowing that we’ve won
But we won’t leave until it’s done

Well they built all the walls that we tore down
And the ceilings that we brought down with a crash
They dug the divide to separate the sides
But we built bridges in the gap
We created when they collapsed

Now it’s the end of the world
No matter no mind
I haven’t got the time
To worry about it any more

Well we stood our ground
When the bastards came around
And stared them right in the eyes
And when blood was shed it wasn’t us who fled
Trying vainly to save our lives
No it wasn’t us this time

Because it’s the end of the world
No matter no mind
I’ll take it in my stride
‘Cause it’s the end
Not for us
Just for them

Oh My Beautiful World

In your eyes I see the world on fire
I turn to look and see the flames growing higher
All that we have, all that we’ve known
Is turning to ash, going up in smoke

Oh my beautiful world
Oh my beautiful girl

Well it’s times like these when history repeats
We get a chance to start over, a chance to be free
We can take it and run or we can just run away
And let the next generation pay

Oh my beautiful world
Oh my beautiful girl
Oh my beautiful world
Oh my beautiful girl

And the working classes have nothing to choose
We’ve been battered and beaten, raped and abused
And those who stick their necks out find their necks in a noose
But I’m to stupid to quit and too stubborn to lose

Oh my beautiful world
Oh my beautiful girl
Oh my beautiful world
Oh my beautiful girl

In your eyes I see the world on fire
So I turn and I stoke the flames up higher
And we’ll throw in the rich, the politicians, priests, and peers
And I’ll sleep better tonight than I have in years

 

Enola

Radio Towers

From the depths of despair
To the tops of radio towers
Hear us scream hear our voice on the air
“This world is ours!”

Head in hands he understands
All too well what it means to be free
But head in the clouds she only allows herself
To know what she already believes

Believes believes believes

Now I said something that made you laugh
And I thought happiness was only in photographs
Life might be hard but it can only make us better
The world falling apart is the one thing that keeps us together

Together together together

From the depths of despair
To the tops of radio towers
Hear us scream hear our voice on the air
“This world is ours!”

Red Stars

It’s time to move
Our fury into the street
With nothing left to lose
We’re a formidable force to meet

The sky is full of red stars tonight
It has begun
This night we’ll go into the streets and shoot out the lights
Here we come!

Don’t falter when they talk tough
For he is lost who hesitates
And we’ve languished long enough
Rouse the rabble and storm the gates

The sky is full of red stars tonight
It has begun
This night we’ll go into the streets and shoot out the lights
Here we come!

Send the children with the old folks
Dig the guns up from the yard
Comrades! today the rich will choke
Today the mighty will fall hard

The sky is full of red stars tonight
It has begun
This night we’ll go into the streets and shoot out the lights
Here we come!

The sky is full of red stars tonight
It has begun
This night we’ll go into the streets and shoot out the lights
Here we come!

These Troubles of Mine

Come hold your arms around me
And tell me that you’re my friend
‘Cause you’re all that I have let about me
That isn’t pretend

I’ve offered revolution
For these troubled times
But I’ve no solution
For these troubles of mine

I’ve been searching for something I’ve never seen
I’m homesick for a place I’ve never been
And I’ve got this feeling that one day I’ll find
It was all just in the back of my mind

I’ve offered revolution
For these troubled times
But I’ve no solution
For my troubled mind

Out of Time/Everything There is to Know

Out of time and out of luck
But we don’t care that much
We’ll just pack up everything and leave

We’ve done all of this before
So what does it matter to us
If we have to have to do it once more

And welcome to my new
My new life

We live out here every day
So we know what to say
When there’s nothing left to do

Easy come and easy go
That’s the way the river flows
When you’ve nothing left to lose

And welcome to my new
My new life

We know everything there is to know
We know everything there is to know
We know everything there is to know
About all of the things
That no one really cares for

We know everything there is to know
We know everything there is to know
We know everything there is to know
About all of the places people fear to go.

The Sweet Hereafter

Here we are in the sweet hereafter
No more tears, no more tears of laughter
Just the purest form of sorrow
Hoping that tomorrow
Won’t dawn so grey
As today

Broken hearts, broken hearts and broken bones
Fetch his charts; doesn’t matter no one’s home
Just the empty shell of a man
Who lived and died upon the land
That they took away
Hey, hey, hey

Bombs and guns
Fathers daughters mothers sons
Torn apart
Limb from limb and heart from heart
Oppressed turned oppressor
Zionist aggressors
Force them away

So they strive
For peace work freedom and bread
But they’re not alive
They’re just un-dead
Settlements built
On Arab bones and western guilt
Palestine
Don’t put down your guns this time

Here we are in the sweet hereafter
No more tears, no more tears of laughter
Just the purest form of sorrow
Hoping that tomorrow
Won’t dawn so grey

 

 

Life with the Machines


World Turned Upside-Down

Come away with that look in your eyes
And you’ll find sorrow forevermore
Or run away with those crooks in disguise
And you’ll find exile and nothing more

We’re here
To turn the world upon its ear
In the hopes that there is something more

Out of the night and into the light
We will come like the flood from days of yore
To smash the chains and all that remains
Of the ones who’d make us slaves forevermore

We’re here
To turn the world upon its ear
In the hopes that there is something more
We’ve made ourselves clear
We won’t be turned away by fear
‘Cause we’ve lost everything and we’ve nothing more

We’re here
To turn the world upon its ear
In the hopes that there is something more
We’ve made ourselves clear
We won’t be turned away by fear
‘Cause we’ve lost everything and so much more

One by One

One by one we’ve watched them come
And one by one we’ve watched them all drown in our dreams
Hard luck it seems
But we know better than to believe such things

All of our lives
Are hung up in the skies
Who can compete
With fools such as we?

Wake up in the morning
To find I’ve gone without warning again
Disappeared with a friend
To find some cause to defend

All of our lives
Are hung up in the skies
Who can compete
With fools such as we?

Come down

And the wild regrets and the bloody sweats
None knew so well as I
For he who lives more lives than one
More deaths than one must die

All of our lives
Are hung up in the skies
Who can compete
With fools such as we?

All of our lives
All of our lives
All of our lives

Radio Towers

From the depths of despair
To the tops of radio towers
Hear us scream hear our voice on the air
“This world is ours!”

Head in hands he understands
All too well what it means to be free
But head in the clouds she only allows herself
To know what she already believes

Believes believes believes

Now I said something that made you laugh
And I thought happiness was only in photographs
Life might be hard but it can only make us better
The world falling apart is the one thing that keeps us together

Together together together

From the depths of despair
To the tops of radio towers
Hear us scream hear our voice on the air
“This world is ours!”
It’s Impossible

It’s impossible to continue with this dreaming
Inevitably we all wake up screaming
I look out of my window there’s two worlds that I see
The world that I love and a world without me

Walk on
From here on in alone

My love’s insatiable for the one of whom I’m dreaming
And that’s why I spend my days scheming
I look into myself in the hopes that I will see
Something that she could love about me

But no
So I’ll walk from here on in alone

In reality
We have everything we need
But it’s not
It’s not everything we wanted it to be
It’s not what we’ve seen in our dreams
So it means nothing to me

Walk on
From here on in alone
Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

You say it makes no difference
Well it makes a difference to me
So spare me all your confidence
And your half-assed sympathy

We told them that we didn’t care
In the hopes that they would leave
To give ourselves a fighting chance
At something to believe

You used to say
“What would you rather
Hopeless happiness or misery that matters?”
If you want to know the answer
Just look into my eyes and you’ll see
The Devil and the deep blue sea

We’ve travelled life along different roads
You know we’ve shouldered different loads
So feel free to live the life you please
But I reject a life of ease

You used to say
“What would you rather
Hopeless happiness or misery that matters?”
If you want to know the answer
Just look into my eyes and you’ll see
The Devil and the deep blue sea
All My Life

I have built foundations upon the ruins of my past
They look fine but lord knows they won’t last

All my life
All my life
All my life I’ve been ashamed
Ashamed of myself

Come with me and witness the world through my eyes
And maybe then you could know me without my disguise

All my life
All my life
All my life I’ve been afraid
Afraid of myself
Afraid of this whole damn world

But not on this sunny afternoon
When nobody dares to speak too soon
And why is everyone running away from me?

And my this day is lovely
Much lovelier than I thought
I think I’d mingle with all the ladies in the garden
Had they all not just been shot

The smoke has cleared
But it’s still cloudy in here
In this head I call home
Oh my word what have I done?
Ten Thousand Miles

I feel at home
When I’ve travelled ten thousand miles
To be alone

And I still have dreams
Even though I rarely ever sleep it seems
Anymore

I woke Sunday morning
To find that my world had gone away
So I slept a little later
With no reason to get on with my day

I’ll come if I want to
And I’ll come for whomever I chose
I’ll do what I want to
But what’s the use?

I was not believing
I should have listened to what you said
That you were leaving
But I just laughed my head off instead

So I set out for the highway
‘Cause I had no reason to stay
I had no reason to leave either
All the same I left anyway

I’ll go where I want to
And I’ll stay for as long as I please
I’ll do what I need to
To find some peace

I was not believing
I should have listened to what you said
That you were leaving
But I just laughed my head off instead

I was not believing
I should have listened to what you said
That you were leaving
But I just laughed my head off instead
She Stands Alone

She stands alone
At the side of the road
Waiting on a friend
But he never comes
Nor does anyone

One day this town is going to burn
And she’ll turn away

She sits in her room
Listening to old Morrissey tunes
Reading her magazines
And it seems
That no one knows anything

One day this town is going to burn
And she’ll turn away
Some day feeling will return
And she’ll yearn for the life that she let slip away

And when all is said and done
When the battles have been lost or won
She’ll be counted amongst the brave
Who found no victory in the grave

One day this town is going to burn
And she’ll turn away
Some day feeling will return
And she’ll yearn for the life that she let slip away
For a Little While

For a little while
I’ll make you smile
Here in the darkness
Where the starkness
Of your beauty
Fills my heart
With a desire for peace
That you and I may never see

We hide from spies
And the watchful eyes
Of the traitors
Hopeless agitators
And rapists all
Who haven’t got the balls
To live their lives
For love

For in this mad world of death destruction and decay
To show signs of life is to invite them to take you away

As we sleep
The enemy creeps
Through our dreams
Into our very souls it seems
And the day will come
When we are found
Guilty
In each other’s arms

For in this mad world of death destruction and decay
To show signs of life is to invite them to take you away
Okay

For a little while
I’ll make you smile
Here in the darkness
Where the starkness
Of your beauty
Fills my heart
With a desire for peace
That you and I will never see
Say That You Will

Say that you will
Because you ought to
Say that you still
That you still need to
We aren’t here because we want to
We are here because we are monsters too

Say that you will
Because you see
Say that you still
That you still believe
We aren’t here because we want to
We are here because we are haunted too

So hold on to what you
Have left about you
They were so wrong to doubt you baby
‘Cause they could never live without you

I look into your eyes
And I can see
You realise
That you’re just like me
And we aren’t here because we want to
We are here because we are haunted too

So hold on to what you
Have left about you
They were so wrong to doubt you baby
‘Cause they could never live without you
A Far Cry From the Truth

To say we are innocent
Is a far cry from the truth
We knew
We always knew what we were getting into

after the wars

Still Waters

I laid myself down beside still waters
And I arose with a feeling of grace
Now I think I know why so many people bother
Trying to make it in this curious place

I went to the west back where I’d come from
Hoping to rest all my trouble and care
I fell in love with Mother Nature
As I stood in the garden bare

I’ve come
To put the fruit back on the tree
I know much more
Than is good for me

All I see are clouds and the sunshine
When I look into the morning sky
But the next man down thinks something else is up there
But when he sees nothing he never asks why

He’s gone
And put the fruit back on the tree
He’s not so curious as he used to be

Tread lightly with me for the truth lies here sleeping
And heaven forbid that it should awake
’cause people would know what sort of lies they’ve been keeping
And would pray to the lord their souls to take
Looking for My Life

I wake up dead
I wake up on the wrong side of my head
Oh no
Not this again
Welcome to
The world that we once knew
Of booze and pills
Cheap women and cheaper thrills

Time comes and goes
Like a fury and I’m left with nothing
But the vaguest of memories
Of times that I should
Cherish for good and I would
If I thought that I could

I’ve come
I’ve come with my eyes wide
And my mouth shut this time
I’m just looking for my life

Breaking out and breaking in
All of our lies and all of our sins
Jesus Christ the trouble we’ve been in

I wake up dead
I wake up on the wrong side of my head
Oh no
Not this again

Welcome to
The world that I once knew
The one that I’m
Trying to leave behind

I’ve come
I’ve come with my eyes wide
And my mouth shut this time
I’m just looking for
I’m just looking for my life
Days of Gold

All the tears
Transcend the years
Looking back on days of gold

The times we’ve had
Years gone mad
I wouldn’t trade for the world

Lessons learned
And bridges burned
It’s true you can never go home again

All the times
We thought that we were right
Turns out everyone else was just wrong

So hear me say
That I don’t want to stay
But we’ve been down here for so long

Lessons learned
And bridges burned
It’s true you can never go home again

And I, I was only trying
I was only trying to believe
That something worth fighting for was still inside of me

All of our lost loves
And loved losses
You’d swear that we were hopeless causes

Lessons learned
And bridges burned
It’s true you can never go home again

And I, I was only trying
I was only trying to believe
That something worth fighting for was still inside of me
And I, I was only trying
I was only trying to believe
That something worth fighting for was still inside of me
Wide

Lord save us from those
Who always try to do the right thing
’cause we’re the ones who wind up
With broken backs in the end

They try and they fail
While we just fail to try
I know I know
But at least I don’t have to lie about my life

We talk all about the revolution
While they support the institution
But when all is said and all is done
Who’s really the dangerous ones?

So tell me now what’s on your mind
Have you come around?

Because they were way wrong
And they were so headstrong for so long
But here they are lost and broken
And we were way gone
But we held out for so long
Now here we are
Here we are in the open

I, I was only singing
There’s no need for alarm
Because they were the ones who were bringing
About all of this harm

Because they were way wrong
And they were so headstrong for so long
But here they are crushed and broken
Because we were way too strong
And we held out for so long
Now here we are
Here we are wide open
Love and War

We need love
Like everybody else does
We need everything
As befits a human being

You’re unaware we’ll say
’cause you’ll never know
The reasons for
Love and war

You need us
Much more than we need you
We’re sick and tired
Of doing what you tell us to

’cause you’re unaware we’ll say
’cause you’ll never know
The reasons for
Love and war

All my sisters
And all my brothers unite
For if we shall overcome
Then we’re going to have fight

We’ll say
’cause you’ll never know
The reasons for
Love and war

The day will come
When everybody knows
About all the things you’ve done
And the paths you chose

But you’re unaware we’ll say
’cause you’ll never know
The reasons for
Love and war
We’ll say
’cause you’ll never know
The reasons for
Love and war
All this is a Dream

All this is a dream
And there’s only one way to wake up it seems
At this rate you don’t want to wait
And you’re sure as hell not going to leave it up to fate

And isn’t it funny how
They say we’re not allowed
To choose
To lose

They say that you’ve been blind
To all the times that you loved your life
But you were forced right in
Forced to begin a game that you never wanted to win

And isn’t it funny how
They say we’re not allowed
To choose
To lose
And they won’t let you drown

And isn’t it funny how
They say we’re not allowed
To choose
To lose
But they can’t stop us now

The cradle will rock the cradle will fall
Up with the dust and down with us all
Awake

I was awakened by a dream just the other day
There was no one to hear me scream so there I lay
And in the silence of my room all of the world seemed fake
I was finally awake

I thought about all the things I’ve done all my battles lost and won
And I realised I’ve had a good run
Now I feel spectacular for the first time in a long while
I think I’ll surprise you with a smile

I am awake

Take your share of all my pain and cast it into the fire
Watch it be enveloped by the flames and let it expire
’cause I feel spectacular for the first time in a long while
I know I surprise you when I smile

I am awake
I am awake
Settle an old score

I’ve come over heathered moor
I’ve come to settle an old score
Did you forget so soon
Oh did you forget so soon

It was here on this very shore
With the waves crashing at our feet
It was here that we swore
On our lives on the sea

Did you believe it would come so soon
That our mettle would so quickly turn to rust
Did you foresee this impending doom
When all of our lives turn to dust

I’ll hold you to your word
I’ll hold you to my heart
It seemed so absurd
That we should ever part

Did you believe it would come so soon
That our mettle would so quickly turn to rust
Did you foresee this impending doom
When all we love turns to dust
The Sweet Hereafter

Here we are in the sweet hereafter
No more tears, no more tears of laughter
Just the purest form of sorrow
Hoping that tomorrow
Won’t dawn so grey
As today

Broken hearts, broken hearts and broken bones
Fetch his charts; doesn’t matter no one’s home
Just the empty shell of a man
Who lived and died upon the land
That they took away
Hey, hey, hey

Bombs and guns
Fathers daughters mothers sons
Torn apart
Limb from limb and heart from heart
Oppressed turned oppressor
Zionist aggressors
Force them away

So they strive
For peace work freedom and bread
But they’re not alive
They’re just un-dead
Settlements built
On Arab bones and western guilt
Palestine
Don’t put down your guns this time

Here we are in the sweet hereafter
No more tears, no more tears of laughter
Just the purest form of sorrow
Hoping that tomorrow
Won’t dawn so grey
Sail for Home

I’ll stay if you want me to
I’ll lay myself down right here next to you
All of our worries from which we hide
And all the problems of the world can’t reach us here inside

So we’ll stay right here and we’ll wait out the storm
And when the weather clears we’ll sail for home

My lies can rest until the day I die
’cause I’m through living in fear of the truth
Show me your secrets and I’ll show you mine
And you’ll see we’re not so different you and I

So stay right here and we’ll wait out the storm
And when the weather clears we’ll sail for home

The ghosts of my past no longer haunt me
So I’m yours I’m all yours if you want me
All of our worries from which we hide
And all the problems of the world can’t reach us here inside

So we’ll stay right here and we’ll wait out the storm
And when the weather clears we’ll sail for home
After the Wars

The sun shines down on this little piece of earth
They’ve emptied the town of everything of worth
That’s why they’ve left us here

But all of these years we knew what we were fighting for
That’s why we’ll still be here after the wars

If life’s just a struggle and love is just a game
Then why do our troubles always seem to end up just the same
The end it is so near

But all of these years we knew what we were fighting for
That’s why we’ll still be here after the wars

We are aware that this world must pass
And we’ll be here to rise out of the ash
There’s nothing left to fear

‘Cause all of these years we knew what we were fighting for
That’s why we’ll still be here after the wars
And all of these years we knew what we were fighting for
That’s why we’ll still be here after the wars

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