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I cry cry cry
As I watch the Middle East
And see Bashar Al Asad murder people in the streets
I cry cry cry
Cuz they talk boots on the ground
Like freedom soaring through the air will bring peace all around
I cry cry cry
Cuz of Western apathy
All caught up in the freedom streaming from yer iPad screen
I cry cry cry
Cuz the world has been bought
And cuz there's no such thing as the freedom I once sought

But we let it go
We don't wanna know

I die die die
Cuz my tie looks like a rope
The pedestal had a broken leg so slipped and then I choked
I die die die
Cuz I question the police
And their bullet pierced through my back when I ran like a thief
I die die die
Like a savior on the cross
Transcending all beliefs cuz the children are still lost
I die die die
And feel sick when I believe
And paranoia comes on strong and love is nowhere to be seen

But we let it go
We don't wanna know

I try try try
To question all the vacant stares
And end up asking to myself why do I fucking care
I try try try
At a time when no one does
Cuz I can live with Mom and Dad and fill my head with drugs
I try try try
And yet to no avail
Have I had a chance to sell my soul if it were for sale
I try try try
Cuz what else is there to do?
Life can get boring you know it to be true

But we let it go
We don't wanna know

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from This Machine Killed Woody Guthrie, released December 21, 2012

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