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I only wanted such a little thing
Only simplicity
And now that I am who I was taught to be
You have abandoned me
I held so tightly to every word you said
That's the price of the respect you've always demanded
And all those things I've gathered through the years
Have no value here

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I need to find a place where I can breathe
Somewhere high above this empty landscape
Where the air is clear
And I need to find it while I still can

In a world like this
How can you wonder at my sadness?
Now I hope for something beautiful
But I feel trapped under your waves of wreckage
And if I cannot claw my own way through
I fear one day I will be just like you

In this land of vacant stars
In the backseats of desperate cars
In single-mother topless bars
We ache for something more
Your sons and your daughters
Are unwilling martyrs
To the devils, priests, and other thieves
And their wars and rumors of war
I need a handgun and a hand grenade
To protect me from those who keep me safe
Still I remember you straight face:
“Some day this will all be yours.”



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