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Fear is the mind killer

There's nothing outside of the fear in your heart
a once bitten bullet's worth two-- if you're smart
if you want to fight fire, then fire you must walk
put your words into action, let us speak not just talk

I know you are frightened, and I'm frightened too
I won't die on my knees though, I won't bow to their rule
In your gut you know bullshit and this smells like lies
and we gaze in the furnace as they herd us inside

but what can we do? we bend to their will
and they'll save us last minute with a loan and a pill
can't you see? yes you can, it's not proof that you need
the masters need slaves, as they suck while we bleed

I told you before and I'll tell you again
the system is lying, enslaving all men
If you're reading the news then you're drinking their swill
and you march to the beat of their left-right-left drill

as they warn of the people you harm if you're free
while they slaughter with kindness, of the old on their knees
This is why it's important to know your own mind
as they force you to lock-up; splash fear on headlines

Remember the past as it highlights the now
what has been is what's coming, thus repeating the hour
there's only one way that we're all getting out
trust yourself, not facades and abandon your doubt

to live and be free, with my heart I will fight
I'm ready and willing to die for our right
Written by Sky_dancer (A girl has no name)
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