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I'm locked inside...
A land called foolish pride...
Where the man is always right...
He hates to talk but loves to fight...
Is that all right?

On real cold days...
He loans us lots of hate...
But he says that we must pay...
To take it all away...
Is that ok?

But I'm asking you, will you stay with me,
In this land where we are free? (Don't you know I know...)
And I know it's rough, and you've had enough,
But one day we'll be happy...

And when I look into the future I see danger in it's eyes...
Hearts of hatred rule the land while love is left aside...
Killing plagues a citizen while music slowly dies...
I get frightened I, see I get frightened I...

Oh how, oh how I need you baby
To keep me from going crazy
I really need you baby, need you to stay
Oh how, oh how I love you baby
These people are so crazy
I really need you baby, need you to stay

(She's there to fight) For her man, but not her rights...
Even though it's 3005...
When will we end this genocide?
And that's not right...

Her children cry...
No food to eat and afraid as flies...
The color black means it's time to die...
And nobody questions why...
Cause they're too scared to stop them now...

But I'm asking you, will you stay with me,
In this land where we are free?
And I know it's rough, and you've had enough,
But one day we'll be happy...

Cause when I look into the future I see danger in it's eyes...
Babies die before they're born and no one ever smiles...
The writers and the artists all are paid to tell us lies...
They keep us locked inside, they keep us locked inside!

Oh how, oh how I need you baby
To keep me from going crazy
I really need you baby, need you to stay
Oh how, oh how I love you baby
These people are so crazy
I really need you baby, need you to stay

I can make a change!
I can start a fire!
Lord, make me love again!
Fill me with desire

I can make a change!
I can start a fire!
Make me love again...
Lord, thank You for desire!

And when I look into your pretty eyes, I almost want to cry...
I think about my life, and I don't want to live a lie...
How I need you baby, I need you right by my side...
I need you tonight! I need you tonight!

Yeah! How I need you baby...
See I can't let you go, I need you...
On the other side, on the other side...

I love you so, and I'll never let you go!

On the other side!



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