Unrest

by SPIRITS

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1.
This is the world, and its at war Tearing us apart Without a seconds hesitation Without the thought of generations Yet to come What have we done? We’ve failed again to save ourselves From our own predation Indifference, excess, envy, hate The things that add on too much weight To our feeble minds It’s made us blind To the solutions And free will to choose them What if we decide we’ve had enough? That we’re finished fighting with each other, Dividing ourselves up By race, wealth, class, creed Gender, borders, culture, countries The things we cling to define our self identity We’re all human, but claim we can’t relate We know reason, but keep it locked away Avoid our problems, but hope for better days A doomed species, unless this cycle breaks If we show compassion Use forward thinking in our ways To ease the burden Of competition that has plagued Our world, but I know it can change
2.
We've all been pushed to the edge there's no time left to hesitate the fate of the world is resting in our hands with each new move another species ends only to fill our senseless needs where money fuels power and greed they don't tell you the impact of modern convenience they just sell you till your body's depleted then they'll teach you their power pose Show you the power money holds The river of fire keeps flowing as we pretend the flames are harmless but slowly everything burns up and we are left with nothing but ash Don't live under a label believe in what you contribute to others let your actions define you don't let your true self be smothered people change people I've seen it, I believe it
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OSU 03:32
There’s beauty in everything we see dragged down by the agony of our defeats bound to your bed by shackles created inside your head a chemical imbalance that no cure can silence Trapped inside time, we wait for the storm to clear wasting away a life where you're given no second chance But we push on to find a better day moving along, don't waste time on feelings from yesterday You're forcing yourself just to breath Existence is futile in times like these but even the tallest tree knows its existence depends on the soil beneath its roots I've watched you struggle I've watched you fall each time a new lesson on the strength it takes to overcome it all I offer no solution, I can not fix this I merely want you to know that if you need me I am here
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Question the rule, the only one who doesn't question is the fool The men behind the curtain will keep you just smart enough to use you, but just dumb enough to fool you Altered perception that the lives they've shattered aren't lives that matter, your life to them is just a game it doesn't matter, their wallets get fatter Used as a pawn in foreign trade, protect the king but don't get paid, they'll use your body as a shield, until someone levels the playing field Your life constantly at risk, they have only one wish, it's to preserve their wealth at risk of human health So continue to follow blindly but don't be thrown when they speak unkindly of the America we came to be open your eyes then maybe you'll see a place where war is used as a tool
5.
Creating birth defects in creatures for human pleasure the effects on a life of which you can't measure Adopt don't shop Millions of animals abandoned in shelters Adopt don't shop killed cause you chose the boutique profiting off the voiceless we all know what the right choice is
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Unruhe 02:15
Who would I be? Like a river changing direction, running uphill if we admit that human life can be ruled by reason all possibility of life is destroyed I never knew just how strong you had to be for me just how long you held on for me I'd watch you walk away and never understood the strength it would take I watched you pass away, decaying in the light of day cancer took hold and as I grew older I knew that wouldn't be the life for me I admire how you lived so freely but those decisions are what took you from me we learn from loss, absence makes the heart grow fonder the stories I'm told will always make me wonder if you were still here would I still be me? if you were still here would I still be me?
7.
Eyes of Love 02:14
Not what you think but what you change break the cycle rearrange the only thing left to say is how you choose to push ahead the future pressure building up while we're all begging for change I wait for a world where clarity is given at any age, you're not forced to choose so young what the rest of your life will take, with room to grow and room to change where each new step isn't met with adversity eyes of love, eyes of love, view the world through the eyes of love eyes of fear, eyes of fear, they want you to see through the eyes of fear Not what you think but what you change break the cycle rearrange the only thing left to say is how you choose to push ahead the future pressure building up inside your head while we're all still begging for change they don't want you to view the world through the eyes of love
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They gave you the dream and then they sell you the pillow want you to believe, anything is possible But it's not, when they control your thoughts When you are asleep, your mind so malleable their iron grip takes hold And they won't let go, until they own your soul When you are awake, your thoughts invaluable like a tome, from which knowledge will always flow Never give up consciousness never break to fit their mold, never break to fit there mold It's about people being able to live not just exist
9.
Choose your impact born to land hard but you can choose to lose that control your options, remember where you came from but choose to give back Learn the hard way Don't let the fat bald men control where your money's spent the terrible ones who try to control you They weren't there when it began and won't be when it ends support those who support you The road may seem rough but the best lessons are always learned the hard way
10.
Anesthetized 03:03
When we stop growing will we lose focus? When we stop expanding will we be hopeless? When we stop growing will we lose focus? When we stop expanding will we be hopeless? With the changing days if you'd change your ways you'd shoot off a spark of difference we pray for rain but then exclaim when we're are drenched with indifference We put too much stock in the idea the earth has more to take we need to choose wisely expansion has the power to break With each new forest plowed we lose quality of air and electric buzzing lines are all you hear when one minute isn't filled with mindless drivel the masses will be forced to return to the earth We waste our time on commodity never second guessing the footprints we leave We need to wake up one day when you're struggling to breath you'll look at that strip mall and maybe you'll see what I see
11.
With the on-coming storm and with the winds of change each day the earth is dying but no one is to blame all Kings of convenience with no conscience or shame the world will reset itself and everything will be set straight when your mother is screaming but you turn a blind eye when you finally burn alive one single tear you'll cry the earth is dying but no one is to blame all Kings of convenience with no conscience or shame the earth will reset itself everything will be set straight, no unit of measurement can erase the all of this time the climate of fear is changing but it's not the only thing on the rise On the rise, on the rise Open your eyes The climate is changing Open your eyes But it's not the only thing On the rise
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OR7 02:54
I am the hunted, we are the few Cast out alone, our stories misconstrued A thousand miles adrift on hostile land I've long forgotten how this all began Neglected and hated hung like trophies in the halls of man Where they choose, how we lose Our lives, a game we'll never win We all wander through this life in search of something more We're all struggling to survive in a world that says we don't belong They've tried and failed To snare us into a set of chains We may be cornered, we may be battered but our minds they will never break While they project intolerance blinded by the fear of change we carry on, horizon bound determined that we will remain We all wander through this life in search of something more We're all struggling to survive in a world that says we don't belong You can't erase me, you can't persuade me Into living my life in fear You can't dissuade me my conscience is free, I hear the winds of change, singing a song echoing my life The tides have changed my existence is stone, its yours that's about to fail I will not turn around or go back from where I came Ill continue on this path despite what any others say What defines a life well spent? How about not being afraid of testing limits, pushing boundaries, and refusing to die inside a cage I will not turn away At any point, despite what lies ahead I will not turn away For a life in chains is a sentence worse than death

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released September 8, 2017

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