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It's in the air you breathe and it's also in the water
It's something you can't see, you've been warned of by your mothers
You've had enough deceit, you know enough to see, join the others
When you could hardly breathe you were wondering why you bothered
And they gave us seven days to renounce our wicked ways
Too late to make amends becase we both know how this ends

So do the right thing or do nothing
(What will you do when they come for you?)
Or just do what is easier
(What will you do when they come for you?)
That is what I read, what I swear they said to me
Nine times out of ten they lied to me
And after all they had the gall to say
"No one will save you now."
We want it, they got it
They claim we'll die without it
But something tells me they are wrong

So what will you do when they call your name and you're not ready to go?
Everyone will stare at you and tell you what you know
That you're in too deep and you can't quite keep your secrets, one and all
We might just make it after all on our own
We might just make it after all

But we had one foot on the gas and one foot in the grave
Everyone was laughing when we said we had it made
Everyone was laughing when we said we had it made
They gave us seven days to renounce our wicked ways
Too late to make amends becase we both know how this ends

Started with six or seven, moved on to eight or nine
(What will you do when they come for you?)
Nobody seemed to notice, nobody seemed to mind
(What will you do when they come for you?)
Little miss dismissed can't miss like a detuned radio
I cannot believe you when you tell me what you know
And nothing will be broken if your house is made of stone
But you know as I do it will never be a home

We want it, they got it
They claim we'll die without it
But something tells me they are wrong

So what will you do when they call your name and you're not ready to go?
Everyone will stare at you and tell you what you know
That you're in too deep and you can't quite keep your secrets, one and all
We might just make it after all on our own
We might just make it after all

But we had one foot on the gas and one foot in the grave
Everyone was laughing when we said we had it made
Everyone was laughing when we said we had it made

It's in the air you breathe and it's also in the water
It's something you can't see, you've been warned of by your mothers
You've had enough deceit, you know enough to see, join the others
When you could hardly breathe you were wondering why you bothered
Too late to make amends becase we both know how this ends

So what will you do when they call your name and you're not ready to go?
Everyone will stare at you and tell you what you know
That you're in too deep and you can't quite keep your secrets, one and all
We might just make it after all on our own
We might just make it after all

But we had one foot on the gas and one foot in the grave
Everyone was laughing when we said we had it made
Everyone was laughing when we said we had it made



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    UnregisteredFeb 29, 2012 at 7:27 pm
    I'm with hebba here, mostly about living life to the fullest and not letting others tell you what you can/cannot do.
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    chriscJul 26, 2008 at 4:13 am
    pretty sure this has to do with the gas prices and situation with the saudi gas-lords pushing the prices knowing our country will die without it, and SLM tells how we might just make it out on our own; relating to American oil drilling and maybe more inside work rather than having to rely on international needs (We might just make it after all, on our own).

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