passing on these physical
and somehow these things don't stir up
just those who can't take it anymore
these bleeding hearts
who can't let those who've suffered
hidden behind a cloak of
live free or die!
but what if you're free and dying inside?
but what if you're free falling
because no one cares and no one is calling
to see if you're even alive
every 'I hope you're well'
is curt and contrived
because all we have
are the patterns we've fallen into
all we have are the lives that we've led
and in the end
it's not enough to justify the means
it's not enough to justify the pain
in the end it's not enough to justify the fact
that one victim is still nameless on the tip of
the tongue of our fore fathers
while a thieving cowboy claims
that he did all he could
and the murderers he's hired
to smile and nod
from the comfort of their luxury
in their luxury houses
watching the view from their 27"
plasma screen television
complete with a pirated copy
of the revolution
is not being televised
they hide behind religion
like they hide the existence
of separation of church
they think america is the holy land
and that everyone comes here to pray
doesn't matter if you're black, handicapped
you too can be forgiven
if you just hide the life you're living
repent and pay tithe
while these nice fellas pull the wool over
and when they say 'I hope you're doing well'
you know the truth
because when they forget your name
those victims are you.