Sing Us To Sleep

They’re putting up barbed wire fences,

Between you and I,

They’re burning down the bridges,

Raising up the walls,

They’re showering the world with bullets and bombs,

They’re tearing the peace flag down,

They’re coming for us now,

Waving guns in our eyes,

Well, how do you sleep at night?

I sleep well,

Because I never truly wake up,

The nightmare will be there,

Eyes open,

Eyes shut,

I should be terrified,

I should be truly afraid,

But they’ve numbed my senses,

To their violent reign,

Day in,

Day out,

The news channel speaks,

Of war,

Like it’s expected now,

Any day now,

But never on our doorstep,

Who are we kidding,

To think we’re safe,

Wasting life away on Facebook,

Or watching trash TV shows,

Where our main concern is how popular we are,

To the online freakshow,

In a quest for a taste of fame,

We’ve been conditioned to crave,

While they,

Put up barbed wire fences,

Between you and I,

And everything we’ve been dreaming of,

Was a wicked lie,

They’re coming for us now,

Waving guns in our eyes,

How do you sleep at night?

How do we sleep at night?

How do I sleep at night?

The nightmare is real,

Eyes open,

Or eyes shut.

 

What lullaby do they sing?

While they send us all to sleep.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get Passionate

If you get easily angered by passion,

You’ve become part of the problem,

Your apathy is a valuable asset to politics,

Lay down at the doorstep and watch them walk all over you,

Wiping and dragging their feet as they go.

 

They love that you can’t muster the energy for debate,

Your boredom and disinterested glances,

They appreciate your lack of intelligence,

Keep switching channels, till you fall asleep,

Big brother has you on camera 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

Your every move is scrutinised and monitored for surveillance and your ‘protection’

They keep their own world top secret as much as possible,

They choose words of convenience smoke and mirrors, cloak and dagger,

Social Triggers.

 

They prefer you don’t stand up and be counted in peaceful protest,

Showing solidarity with your fellow man, woman, and child,

They’ll contain you with an underfunded police force,

They thrive on your ignorance, fear, and inability to fight.

 

Do you comprehend,

They dumb you down, they count you out,

They abuse your human rights, your dignity,

Now they want another war and they want you to fight it,

Want to spill your blood and mine, so they don’t get near to it.

 

While they sip champagne on the side-line,

Delay your pension, grab at your earnings,

They want you to turn the cogs of the machine, as they,

Victimise those in poverty,

The mentally and physically disabled,

To the financially destitute.

 

Now they want to cut back on school dinners for kids,

They want to dismantle the NHS as we know it,

Want to raise your taxes, protect the rich,

Make health care a privilege of the privileged.

 

Cut your benefits, limit your housing rights,

They want to criminalise homelessness,

That their system caused; is still causing.

 

They want to attack refugees for seeking safety from terror,

While waging war on ‘terror’ with more violence,

They need their scapegoats, a group of people to blame,

They breed hate in the community,

They breed racial violence and intolerance,

They rely on your hatred.

 

They kiss babies and promise change,

And with every baby, they kiss, another lie is born,

And with every positive change they promise,

The more promises they break.

 

With every scandal, they deny or invent,

Another parliamentary abuse moves out of the radar,

Their violent hearts drop bombs to cause distractions,

They do not feel the bloodshed, they see gold.

 

No, they don’t feel it like we do,

They do not feel the aftershock,

They rely on our vote,

They rely on our gullibility,

They rely on our silence,

Our stupidity.

 

Fuck them,

Fuck them,

Fuck them,

Get passionate.