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Enter Shikari – System lyrics

There was a house in a field on the side of a cliff
And the waves crashing below were just said to be a myth
So they ignore the warnings from the ships in the docks
Now the house on the cliff is the wreckage on the rocks

There was a house in a field on the side of a cliff
And the waves crashing below were just said to be a myth
So they ignore the warnings from the ships in the docks
Now the house on the cliff is the wreckage on the rocks

Nothing can fix the building's flawed foundation
The scaffolding and stilts were the laws and legislation
This house was doomed, but they didn't care
They'd invested in the system that was beyond repair

When I was little
I dressed up as an astronaut, and explored outer-space
I dressed up as a superhero, and ran about the place
I dressed up as a fireman, and rescued those in need
I dressed up as a doctor, and cured every disease

It was crystal clear to me back then that the only problems that I could
Face
Would be the same problems that affect us all
But of course this sense of common existence was sucked out of me in an
Instance
As if from birth I could walk but I was forced to crawl

So this an exciting time, to be alive
Our generation's gotta fight, to survive
It's in your hands now, there's no time
Our future, Our future



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    UnregisteredJun 14, 2012 at 3:50 pm
    I just love their metafores. Like the song constellations. One train heading for sustainability (dunno if spelled right: p) and one heading for disaster. Ow yeah they could also be singing.
    "scaffolding and stulls" you use stulls in mining and construction to keep floors or the ceiling from coming down. But stilts sounds better indeed although they are used to rise people or buildings above the ground.
    @ jack, they sure love using buildings as metaphores: d
    I live in the netherlands, part of a failing system called the eurozone. And while I'm seeing it all go pearshaped it calms me to know that I'm not alone in my fears.
    Greetings nick.

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