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Trouble travels fast
When you’re specially designed for crash testing
Or wearing wool sunglasses in the afternoon
Come on and tell us what you’re trying to prove

Because it’s a battle when you dabble in war
You store it up, unleash it, then you piece it together
Whether the storm drain running rampant just stamp it
And send it to somebody who’s pretending to care

Just cash in your blanks for little toy tanks
Learn how to use them, then abuse them and choose them
Over conversations relationships are overrated
“I hated everyone” said the sun

And so I will cook all your books
You’re too good looking and mistooken
You could watch it instead
From the comfort of your burning beds
…Or you can sleep through the static

Who needs sleep when we’ve got love?
Who needs keys when we’ve got clubs?
Who needs please when we’ve got guns?
Who needs peace when we’ve gone above
But beyond where we should have gone?
We went beyond where we should have gone

Stuck between channels my thoughts all quit
I thought about them too much, allowed them to touch
The feelings that rained down on the plains all dried and cracked
Waiting for things that never came

Shock and awful thing to make somebody think
That they have to choose pushing for peace supporting the troops
And either you’re weak or you’ll use brut force-feed the truth
The truth is we say not as we do

We say anytime, anywhere, just show your teeth and strike the fear
Of god wears camouflage, cries at night and drives a dodge
Pick up the beat and stop hogging the feast
That’s no way to treat an enemy

Well mighty mighty appetite
we just eat ‘em up and keep on driving
Freedom can be freezing take a picture from the pretty side
Mind your manners wave your banners
What a wonderful world that this angle can see

But who needs to see what we’ve done?
Who needs please when we’ve got guns?
Who needs keys when we’ve got clubs?
Who needs peace when we’ve gone above
But beyond where we should have gone?
Beyond where we should have gone
We went beyond where we should have gone
Beyond where we should have gone



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    Everyone crosses boundaries, but we should look outside ourselves and know when to back off. Every choice that is made by one is an example set for another. If we keep going even after crossing the line, then we just add more to a negative, pretty soon we are not part of the 'solution' just adding the 'problemlem. ' If there was no side to choose all we would have better things to worry and fret about. If we came together we could get a lot more done! Just getting out from under the old ways and look outside of our own habits and selves as A society we can break the chains that bind and build it better than ever imagined. Something great that evolves instead of stagnating. Everyone is walking around spending money that doesn't even exist. Instead we should be one big community that gives before receiving and loves before judging and discriminating and addresses problems before becoming disasters. Instead of going to far than beyond where we should have. We could all be a lot further than where we sit, we would all be standing! Some strolling instead of racing. We have evolved into walking talking brands for sale. Individuality is worth more than any amount of money. A world where individuals were included instead of out cast. Where we were all identified as equal until we show signs damage and insist on shoving instead of pushing, then only rationally punished, eye for an eye. It's in our nature as animals to test the boundaries but we must not go to far one day it will be to late and we will not be able to find our way forward, instead of back, everyone who came before struggled and sacrificed so we wouldn't make the same mistakes over and over, to allow room for a better way to exist, if we all look past and ignore the mistakes that we keep repeating then really we live vain, how do we blend the old ways of love, respect, and most important, worth with today's values, technology, and resources? Pass it to the youth before it becomes buried under all the waste and excessive excess, being successful will consist of a conscience effort instead of popularity, and thought before action is more effective than whipping the dead horse.

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