Dead Kids and Dollar Signs

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I, turn on my TV every day
And sit counting the dead we celebrate
I, cannot believe what density
People selling a new philosophy

Tragic, our love of life lost
Talking money made
Ecstatic, only balk at the cost
Someone else has paid

After the story runs
We’ll forget you one by one

Lie, covering endless details
Fabricating the whole tale wholesale
Lie, audience and ad revenue
Blur what is false and what is

True in, the careless camera
A bought mouth and biased eye
Ruin, impartial media
Watch integrity die

All blame, no shame, sensationalize pain
Condense, nonsense, fear and death entertain

Control
Fear breeds obedience
The powerful elevate their place
Ten-fold
In each public tragedy
A golden opportunity

Trade in your rights to feel a little more safe
From a magnified threat you feel you can’t escape
And in the process, do less, live less
Be less than you are for their benefit

Are we so bored, to never see the light inside the storm?
Are we so dull, to never flinch one inch when triggers pull?
Are we so scared, to admit that life itself is unprepared?
Are we so dumb, to embrace the armchair-gods we have become?

They hunt dead kids to sell
And pay their parents to spill the tale
They prey on the insecurities
Of indolent viewers, too inured to think
They’ll tell you that you’re going to die
Or lose all your money or all of your rights
They’ll tell you just to sit right here
While they keep cashing in on your fear

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from A More Perfect Union, track released October 21, 2013

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oneclipleft Valdosta, Georgia

Oneclipleft, a one-man metal band, began writing and recording his debut album "A More Perfect Union" in 2011. Covering a wide range of metal styles, the album may surprise even the most seasoned metalhead. A harsh criticism of the U.S. government, AMPU draws inspiration from bands like Pantera, Meshuggah, Gojira, Jesu, Metallica, and many others. oneclipleft currently lives in South Georgia. ... more

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