Where the Death Squad Lives
Goons in blackface creeping in the road Farm family waiting for the night to explode Working the land in an age of terror You come to see the moon as the bad news bearer Down where the death squad lives They cut down people like they cut down trees Chop off its head so it will stay on its knees The forest shrinks but the earth remains Slash and burn and it grows again Down where the death squad lives I've got friends trying to batter the system down Fighting the past till the future comes round It'll never be a perfect world 'til God declares it that way But that don't mean there's nothing we can do or say Down where the death squad lives Like some kind of never-ending Easter passion From every agony a hero is fashioned Around every evil there gathers love Bombs aren't the only things that fall from above Down where the death squad lives Down where the death squad lives Sometimes I feel like there's a padlock on my soul If you opened up my heart you'd find a big black hole But when the feeling comes through, it comes through strong If you think there's no difference between right and wrong Just go down where the death squad lives This world can be better than it is today You can say I'm a dreamer but that's okay Without the could-be and the might-have-been All you've got left is your fragile skin And that ain't worth much down where the death squad lives Down where the death squad lives
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