Democracy's Dead (song)

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its a song and a rough draft would apperciate feedback please n thank you ©2012

Democracy's Dead (song)

The rich get richer
The poor die young
The politics are killing me
The average man gets falsely hung

Sex, drugs, rock-n-roll
Make love not pointless war
Billions dying here anyhow
Afghanistan can't hold us anymore
Will work for food
Will die for fuel
God is irrelevant
Who cares for school?
Pension pays and vacation funds
Homeless warriors and kids with guns

DC's dumb, America's dead
Worked to death, thank the feds
Loved to live life care free
Taxes and hate prohibit me
From hating for their skin
To hating love in name of religion
Your way's not the only way to be
Living like that's not the land of the free

We fight for justice
They fight for greed
We hope for peace
They hope we can't read
High on drugs hooked on dope
Hey life's hell but they can cope
Government's on a slippery track
They're gonna abandon and never look back

 

Live beyond our means
Die trying to survive
President's blind to pain
Why bother to strive
Why bother to hope
Why care to care
When the boss just kills
The American dream's bare
Red tape, lies, and hate
Free speech is a FAKE!
Democracy is torn
Spirit's been over worn

Oil's life
Love has no meaning
Fame's everything,
Compassion's demeaning
Washington's broke
But who's at fault
The 40 hour week
Or the men that cried "hault"
Hault on our taxes
Hault on your pay
Hault to my responsibilities
And you don't get a say

DC's dumb, America's dead
Worked to death, thank the feds
Loved to live life care free
Taxes and hate prohibit me
From hating for their skin
To hating love in name of religion
Your way's not the only way to be
Living like that's not the land of the free

Taxes rise 8 dollars a day
Gas goes up in an exponential way
NASA's stuck education's broke
Fame is fleeting kids turn to coke
Drugs and sex on the rise
Authorities still put their nose to the skies
Ignoring things wont make 'em go away
Look at our budget thinner each day
Life in the fast lane
Life on the rocks
Life via smart phone
Life tied under locks
Cash in the register
Boy it's low
Taxes on the rise
No where to go
Used to make gas just for us
We used to make all our cars
Used to supply a nation
Now we're a nation behind bars

Freedom of speech
Freedom of religion
Freedom signed away
By the stroke of a pen
Another soul lost forever to drugs
Another child beat by his parent not thugs
Police don't see a thing
Another angel with a broken wing

DC's dumb, America's dead
Worked to death, thank the feds
Loved to live life care free
Taxes and hate prohibit me
From hating for their skin
To hating love in name of religion
Your ways not the only way to be
Living like that's not the land of the free

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EyesOfRain commented on Democracy's Dead (song)

08-30-2012

"We fight for justice They fight for greed We hope for peace They hope we can't read" This is very true. I like what you had to say. I was just discussing the issue of cursive handwriting, as the school system doesn't acknowledge or teach it anymore. I wonder how the next generation is going to sign their own names or read the Declaration of Independence. I know I'm going to supplement my children's education as the Public School System has gone to Hell on a runaway train. Nice piece.

JAP3000 commented on Democracy's Dead (song)

04-13-2012

check it out, it says a lot and we need to listen, i hope others have an opinion on this, I would like to read another opinion

Poetry is not the expression of personality but an escape from personality.

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