No More Masters, No More Slaves

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I am a slave
Laboring into my grave
Bread and circuses to entertain
A pawn in this system that they've made
I have served my country well
Even if that meant trudging through the very flames of hell
The bombs fell all around me, while the bodies piled in mass
These horrific visions will not allow me to escape my past
I thought that I was fighting to keep my country free
As I upheld moral values in the name of justice and liberty
Yet now I see that those talking heads have indeed lied to me
For I've only been fighting for the sake of a rich man's greed
Trapped under a mound of debt I cannot pay
This world needs no more masters and no more slaves
These lingering bloodstains that I'll never wash away
This world needs no more masters and no more slaves
Break free of your plastic chains
Break free of your numerical chains
High above in a citadel, they sit with the world in their hands
Nothing else on their minds, except to control every man
Manipulating entertainment, religions and world events
As they create new lies to sell on our television sets
Allowing the workhorses to believe that they'll escape poverty
Through ads with paid models on their tablet screens
We're slaves that strive for beauty, we're slaves that strive for fame
We're slaves that haven't yet realized the grip of our invisible chains
I'm sick of your culture and it's glaring weakness
Tired of religion and it's worthless Jesus
When will you realize there's no one to save us
Modernizations made just to enslave us
Cogs get replaced as fools become famous
You open your books and are considered blameless
Puppets portraying extravagant lies
For pawns to daydream before they die
They'll chase you down as your rights become bereft
For a man who rebels is a man who is dead
Wars are fought for profit and gain
While soldiers are sent off to be wounded or slain
Returning home to find you've got nothing
Surely that effort was worth at least something
Forever we live trapped inside these walls
Nothing will change until the empire falls

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from Gates of Paradise, released March 23, 2016
Lyrics/ Vocals: Eric May
All Instruments: Bill Masino

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