Onslaught - Blues Traveler

Music: Sheehan/Popper
Lyrics: Popper
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Lies, well they're OK...more elaborate every day
Truth well it's here too...What can you make it do for you?
Greed it's just a drive...Do what you can to stay alive
Peace, it's just a dream...so rock and roll and kick and scream
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Now won't you tell me if you like what you've just heard?
And if you think the point I'm driving at absurd
Well there's no need to tell me how or tell me why
But I need to know the reason not to try
Cause if you look around you might just feel like me
And you might notice no one was ever really free
And maybe, just maybe for now that's how it's supposed to be
Could be so far we've only earned the right to barely see
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The poison has infected you...have no fear I'm infected too
War they come and go...no telling where the wind will blow
Pain was always there...sad reminder that you care
Hate, the price you pay...for thinking you got the only way
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Now won't you tell me if you like what you've just heard?
And if you think the point I'm driving at absurd
Well there's no need to tell me how or tell me why
But I need to know the reason not to try
Cause if you look around you might just feel like me
And you might notice no one was ever really free
And maybe, just maybe for now that's how it's supposed to be
Could be so far we've only earned the right to barely see
Barely see, barely see, barely see, barely see, let's see...
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For your parents Ellis Island, what had they gone through?
And if you descend from the Mayflower, well they were running too
They were running from England, they were warring with France
Who would conquer Spain given half a chance
But it was the Muslims who had gotten there first
When there wasn't the bloodshed then there was the thirst
And a hate for the Christians, the infiltrators of Rome
You know that once mighty empire who made Africa home
The poor noble Egyptians, oh the hardships they braved
Remembering the good times, with Judea enslaved
And the Israelite nation, the very children of God
Killing Palestine's children, and I'm finding it odd
The Earth, a piece of fruit, don't blame the maggots when they loot
Life's just a game we play, try to live just one more day
Space, our final hope...throw the drowning man a rope
The choice is for us to say, completely change or fade away.
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Now won't you tell me if you like what you've just heard?
And if you think the point I'm driving at absurd
Well there's no need to tell me how or tell me why
But I need to know the reason not to try
Cause if youlook around you might just feel like me
And you might notice noone was ever really free
And maybe, just maybe for now that's how it's supposed to be
Could be so far we've only earned the right to barely see
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I really couldn't say for sure
Like everyone else I know
I'm just looking for the cure

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