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HEAR NO EVIL (THE RISING TIDE PT2)

  • THE OFFER
    We, The Disconnected, reject The Offer.
    
    Of A Brave New World,
    Date-stamped by The Unaccounted
    Run by Coca-Cola and friends
    Drinking 'diet' to stay 'healthy'
    To breathe, and pay for the privilege.
    To wilt under the shade of soot-washed trees
    To drown in oceans of glass and metal
    And to pay our taxes thus:
    Loading ourselves up on legal highs
    Ikea to build every house
    Never to truly have a home.
    
    To stand silent, distracted, impotent
    As our children inherit a husk
    Surrounded 24-7, branded, harrassed, hustled,
    To devolve responsibility and freedom
    To let them package everything
    Culture, history... our very selves
    To let them observe our every fucking move
    Tp pay for endless wars that disgust and offend us
    To leave the watchmen unwatched
    To ignore the lessons of history
    To stand silent in the face of hypocrisy
    To let fear overcome love
    
    Pretending this transparent skin does not exist
    Pretending 'nothing to hide' is 'nothing to fear'
    Pretending economics can save us
    
    To swallow the mantra:
    "Infinite growth on a finite planet is possible"
    
    NO.
    
    Refuse it.
    Resist it.
    
    Stand.
    Draw a line in the sand.
    Roadblock this definition of 'progress'.
    Demand a future which does not resemble the past.
    Demand a future.
    DEMAND A FUTURE.
    
    ~~~~~~
    
    See it rising
    See it rise...
    
    Leave no more space for double-speak and lies
    Enough broken promises
    Leave no more space for double-speak and lies
    It's time to reclaim The Truth
    
    So shout it out:
    "We Refuse!" (we'll reset, we'll reset)
    "We Refuse!" (we'll reset, we'll reset)
    "We Refuse!" (we'll reset, we'll reset)
    "We Refuse!" (we'll reset, we'll reset)
    
    We'll reset.
    
    		
  • MOST OF THE PEOPLE, MOST OF THE TIME
    Most of the people, Most of the time:
    "We'll wait
    'cos waiting's what we do 
    We'll wait
    'cos waiting's seen us through
    So far
    So good."
    
    So sick of waiting.
    So fucking sick.
    
    No.	
    
    You'll wait, you'll wait, for someone else to set you free
    You'll wait, you'll wait, but no-one else will set you free
    
    See I crawl, and beg
    And lap, and dance
    And fawn, and suck
    Yet listen to what they're telling me
    
    "Calm down. Calm down." (They're telling me)
    "Calm down."
    
    You ask yourself "why set myself to fail when I can just stow away?"
    (I understand...) You're scared... whisper it
    (I understand...) You're scared... whisper it
    
    But who's left to say "This isn't right"?	
    Get me a witness, call me a witness		
    
    Come here, stand up , let's finish what we started
    Let's remember the departed as we gather strength
    From victories past
    Come here, stand up, let's finish what we started
    Let's honour those who've parted, who live on
    In memories cast
    In deeds that last  
    Remember:
    
    "Free at last"
    
    This African son can still remember the burn 
    Of an African sun in a forgotten land
    This is The Third World, could be another world
    Under an African sun in a forgotten land
    
    But who's left to say "This isn't right"?	
    Get me a witness, call me a witness		
    
    The light in your eyes has faded with the dulling ache of compromise but one day we'll say:
    "This is where we were, this what we saw
    This is who we were, this is what we heard":
    Will you regret it?
    
    We'll ask "What did we do?"
    
    The time is...
    NOW.
    
    How do you even know that you're alive?
    
    I've never felt this much alive... (x3) with this devotion
    I've never felt this much alive... (x3) with this emotion
    Sometimes you've got to shout it out
    
    Sometimes you've got to... (the time is...)
    
    Otherwise you'll see what we'll become
    You'll see what we'll become
    See what we'll become
    We've got to keep the dream alive
    
    I've never felt so much alive 
    Am I alone like this?
    Am I afraid of this?
    Am I a fool to feel this?
    Am I alone?
    
    So now you see
    It's up to us
    
    I've never felt so much alive
    		
  • 20/20
    Can't you see it's burning?
    
    Some days are easier
    I nearly make it all the way
    The thoughts I shouldn't think
    Sink to the bottom and get buried away
    The dregs are all I have left
    And like an addict I pine
    But when my passions get stirred
    I see clearer than before
    
    What I thought I saw was
    A child burned by water
    A woman drowning in oil
    It's a beautiful picture
    But what did I learn?
    
    I must have been high 'cos 
    Though my vision was blurred
    I saw everything... much clearer than before
    Will we sink to the bottom?
    D'you think we'll sink to the bottom?
    If I remembered the answers
    I would give them to you, I would give them to you
    
    What I thought I heard was	(I would give them to you)
    A man crying for joy	(I would give them to you)
    Another  laughing in pain		(I would give them to you)
    The roof is on fire		(I would give them to you)
    I'm watching it burn 		(I would give them to you)
    
    Selling out.  Running out.
    Drowning out.  Burning out.
    This world.
    
    Can't you see where we're going? 
    This future we're making
    That we're driving
    Over the edge
    
    I will sell you an issue
    I will have to sell you an issue
    Because men don't understand anything
    That isn't measured in dollars and cents
    Like "can I help you?"
    "Can I help you, brother?"
    If we had the answers
    Would we throw them away, throw them away?
    
    What I thought I saw was		(Would we throw them away?)
    My child paying for air..?		(Would we throw them away?)
    The roof is on fire		(Would we throw them away?)
    I'm watching it burn		(Would we throw them away?)
    
    Can't you see it's burning?
    
    Can't you see where we're going?
    This future we're making
    That we're driving
    Over the edge
    Drive on.	(I'm over it)
    Drive on.	(I'm over it)
    Drive.	(I'm over it)
    Drive.	(I'm over it)
    		
  • THE TORT OF FALSE LIGHT
    "So tell me,
    WHERE are you going to go?
    and WHO you gonna call?"
    
    She's falling
    She's falling for it again.
    She's falling.
    This is where I get off.
    
    It's not an issue
    What you've fallen into
    But it's not love
    IT'S NOT LOVE
    But love may rescue 
    This world split in two
    Though it burns
    ...your son
    
    But if you close your eyes
    You won't see a thing, so
    
    DON'T
    WAKE
    ME 
    UP 
    FROM THIS DREAM.
    
    This man.
    Has descended.
    This man.
    Has devolved.
    This man.
    Has rescinded.
    This man.
    Has devolved.
    No amount of sophistry
    No amount of technical wizardry
    No amount of liberal history
    Will re-dress 
    This Naked Ape.
    
    All he can say is
    "It won't happen again"
    All you can do is
    Wait for it to happen again
    
    I can't help you
    I can't help you
    I can't help you
    Take these chains off now
    
    (I've watched your light as it fades
    A fate your heart struggles to contain
    That same light that burns your eyes
    It's your rope, your thread to survive
    Just remember that you're not on your own
    Tell yourself you're not on your own)
    
    It's not an issue
    What you've fallen into
    But it's not love
    IT'S NOT LOVE
    But love may rescue 
    This world split in two
    Though it burns
    ...your son
    
    Even if its fiction
    Words sometimes lead to actions
    
    Where do I draw the line?
    Maybe she's seen the light
    
    No, she's falling
    She's falling for it again
    She's falling
    This is where I get off
    		
  • WAITING FOR THE CULL
    Do you still sleep with the lights on?
    
    Stop pretending like you care, like you give a shit
    Stop pretending like you care, as if you give a fuck
    What happens next
    
    I'm getting tired of waiting
    (How do you keep your act up?)
    Even if denial's titillating
    Let's welcome the dogs of hell in
    'Cos I'm getting tired of waiting
    
    Let me tell you how it is
    How it's going to be
    Where the chips will fall
    When the room runs out on the ship
    'n the mask of civilization begins to slip
    When we're running out of lifeboats
    When we're running scared and frightened
    Very few are gonna make it 
    And frankly... that's the best part of it
    
    Stop pretending like you care, like you give a shit
    Stop pretending like you care, as if you give a fuck
    What happens to us
    
    Come 
    Into the fire
    Dance with me in the fire
    
    Hooray!  
    Happy birthday.
    But you're still searching..?
    Still holding out for change...
    
    Change...
    Change you can hold in your hand...
    
    Waiting for the end
    Just like everyone you want to be a part of it
    Crawling over bodies just to be "Someone"
    I'm just like everyone I won't deny it
    I'm just like you, I don't deny it
    
    Waiting for the end to come
    I'll tell you a secret: I've been rooting for this
    
    WAITING FOR THE END
    WAITING FOR THE END TO COME
    JUST LIKE EVERYONE YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF IT
    CRAWLING OVER BODIES JUST TO BE SOMEONE
    I'M JUST LIKE EVERYONE I WON'T DENY IT
    I'M JUST LIKE YOU, I DON'T DENY IT
    
    Just waiting for the end
    
    Don't deny me this
    DON'T DENY ME
    		
  • THE RISING TIDE
    Keep your eyes open
    Keep your ears close to the ground
    Keep your mouth cautious
    Keep your mind
    
    There'll always be heights above your station - that won't change
    There'll be always be light beyond your tunnel - that won't change
    There'll always be those that block out your sun - that won't change
    There'll always be those that can't see it, say it, mean it, feel it - that won't change
    
    Don't fall down
    
    Don't fall down
    'cos this is deeper than...
    
    Don't fall down
    'cos we can ride this wave
    
    The Rising Tide will take us over
    See it, Say it, Mean it, Feel it
    
    Don't fall down
    
    Don't fall down
    'cos this is deeper than...
    
    Don't fall down
    'cos we can ride this wave
    
    The Rising Tide