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The Decline I



Where are all the stupid people from?
And how'd they get to be so dumb?
Bred on purple mountain range
Feed amber waves of grains
To lesser human beings, zero feelings

Blame it on
Human nature, mans destiny (mans destiny)
Blame it on the greediocracy (greediocracy)
Fear of God
The fear of change
The fear of truth


Add the Bill of Rights, subtract the wrongs
There's no answers
Memorize and sing star spangled songs
When the questions
Aren't ever asked
Is anybody learning from the past?
We're living in united stagnation

Father what have I done?
I took that .22
A gift to me from you
To bed with me each night
Kept it clean
Polished it well
Cherished every cartridge, every shell

Down, by the creek, under brush, under dirt
There's a carcass of my second kill
Down, by the park, under stone, under pine
There's a carcass of my brother William
Brother where, have you gone to?
I swear, I never thought I could
I see so many times
They told me to shoot straight
Don't pull the trigger, squeeze
That will insure a kill
A kill is what you want
A kill is why we breed
The Christians love their guns
The church and NRA
Pray for their salvations
Prey on the lower faiths

The story book's been read
And every line believed
Curriculum's been set
Logic is a threat
Reason searched and seized

Jerry spent some time in Michigan
A twenty year vacation, after all he had a dime
A dime is worth a lot more in Detroit
A dime in California, a twenty dollar fine

Jerry only stayed a couple months
It's hard to enjoy yourself while bleeding out the ass
Asphyxiation is simple and fast
It beats seventeen fun years of being someone's bitch

Don't think (Stay)
Drink your wine (Home)
Watch the fire burn (Be)
His problems not mine (Safe)
Just be that model citizen

I wish I had a schilling
For every senseless killing
I'd buy a government
America's for sale
And you can get a good deal on it
And make a healthy profit
Or maybe, tear it apart
Start with assumption
That a million people are smart
Smarter than one

15 Responses so far.

  1. Publius says:

    Great lyrics, powerful image.

  2. Hannah :) says:

    Awesome, meaningful lyrics! Thanks for sharing

  3. KingDota says:

    Strong Picture. Makes us think.

  4. Justin says:

    Nice stuff...enjoyed it

  5. Jason says:

    A very powerful written piece of art! Keep up the great work!

  6. the fear is change is always the most powerful and most sen, because it privates us from progress, really deep stuff

  7. pv says:

    thats a strong message infused , deep stuff

  8. Michael says:

    This is powerful. Makes you wonder.

  9. Anonymous says:

    ashes and dust

  10. neatfit says:

    This is quite depressing, but I think it is completely true, maybe even more..

  11. Gizmo says:

    That pics really goes well with the lyrics

  12. Luis says:

    great lyrics, and the picture just adds to the effect

  13. Michael says:

    Very very powerful ...

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