Are there no fighters left here anymore?
Are we the generation we've been waiting for?
Or are we patiently burning
Waiting to be be saved?
Our heroes our icons have mellowed with age
Following rules that they once disobeyed
They're now being led when they used to lead the way
Do you still believe in all the things that you stood by before?
A Gentleman's Coup
The pain, disorder
A cataclysmic dawn
We trusted but something has gone wrong
We bought it
But woke to find it gone
Impact in 5, 4, 3, 2
The place before
The radiation creeps
On cats' feet
Hey man, now did you hear?
You're final days are near.
In a free fall of fire and ice.
And explosions in the sky.
A fate that we deserve.
There's no escape, no.
Now it's your turn.
It's been years since our luck ran out and left us here.
Like broken mirrors.
Disparity By Design
Awake at the bottom
Of the barrels we cry out
So ashamed of our tears that
We blame only ourselves
That's when they win
They keep us convinced
To lift up our chins
These playing fields are level
We all have a chance
With that they dismiss
And on that day they'll tell you
That life went on with no clue
The warning signs were all dismissed or shot down
So it goes
The kings all failed to tell us
The madmen failed to sell us
And what would then befall the only life we know?
Were they burning signal fires
Help Is On The Way
I have my mother's dreams
I have my father's eyes
You can't take that from me
Just go ahead and try
The crescent city sleeps
While giants in the sky
Preparing to unleash
Let loose a mighty cry
Can nobody save us?
This night will fall like any other
Daylight subsides and shadows crawl
Up from under black corners hiding
Something stirs, oh so restless
Cracked windows open wide
Deadbolt turns, doors creak open
Whispers and moonlight there to guide
Come raise your lantern to the sky
Can we illuminate this night?
Make It Stop (September's Children)
Bang bang go the coffin nails, like a breath exhaled,
Then gone forever.
It seems just like yesterday, how did I miss the red flags raise?
Think back, the days we laughed
We braved these bitter storms together.
And brought to his knees he cried,
But on his feet he died.
Like a new day rising
Like a calm before the storm
Like fog lifting from valleys
On the sleeping forest floor
Eyes open slowly as the dust is shaken off
To gaze upon the wreckage
That the midnight hands have wrought
And now I feel my temperature rising
You can't feel the heat until you hold your hand over the flame
You have to cross the line just to remember where it lays
You won't know your worth now, son, until you take a hit
And you won't find the beat until you lose yourself in it
That's why we won't back down
We won't run and hide
Yeah! 'cause these are the things that we can't deny
I'm passing over you like a satellite
So catch me if I fall
''What are you talking about? America's not gonna be destroyed! ''
''Never? Rome was destroyed, Greece was destroyed, Persia was destroyed. Spain was destroyed. All great countries are destroyed. Why not yours? How much longer do you think your country will last? Forever?''
Block the entrances, close the doors
Seal the exits 'cause this is war
All gave some, some give all
But for what? I wanna know
Carry on, don't mind me.
All I gave was everything!
This Is Letting Go
Once upon a time I could take anything, anything.
I always stepped in time, regardless of the beat
I moved my feet, I carried weight
What I could not do I faked
I dug seeking treasure
Just to wake up in an early grave
I stopped right then and said
Go on alone,
Because I won't follow.
Wait For Me
Do you see the world in different colors?
Do you see the world in black and gray?
Alone in your thoughts, how many others
Have stood where you stand, where you stand today?
Have stood where you stand, but oh can you
Wait for me now
And take off this crown
To break all these vows
Don't you know?