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Boy Sets Fire – Our Time Honored Tradition Of Cannibalism lyrics

From black panthers and the C. I. A
Into a sharp wit with a stupid slag
We've gone and dug our own hole cause everybody knows
We eat our own
So busy fighting each other while the real bastards run for cover
We shoot our own leaders down
Before those in power get the chance
So they sit back and laugh while we destroy ourselves
Wake up and shut up we've become our worst enemy
Turning inward to our own detriment
Forgetting the message we were to send
We've lost count up victims roll call
They're all our own look back at what we've done
Drove out the wrong side kicked sand in our own eyes
With every hero's welcome is another group on the side
Ready to fire if they step out of line
Just one mistake
And jealous hands claw away any hope for a better way
You bought it forget it goodbye
So saints be on your toes and heros be not proud
Because as soon as the people rise someone will tear you down
Wake up and shut up we've become our worst enemy



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    I think this song is about america's willingness to pull someone into the spotlight and tear them apart a moment later.
    In politics, we rally around the newest voice who we think has some good ideas, and then knock them down before they ever get a chance to bring real change and progress to this country.
    A cannibal is someone who eats other people and metaphorically, that is what happens to leaders in this cycle- they get eaten by the same people who propped them up in the first place.
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