Watch
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They said that we should be silent
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They said that it was their turn 
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They said that only they   could fix the mess we made
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Then we watched the world burn
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They started to dismantle
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They were vicious. They were reckless.
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With rescinded liberties and institutions under siege, 
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We became feckless
 
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They closed their eyes as the mad king built his throne
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We covered our hearts as they slowly turned to stone
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They abandoned all pretences as our consciences grew numb
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When it'd come time to [change] [fix] [save]  the world we'd scatter and succumb

We tried to be defiant
To nevertheless persist
Their tenor of debate and distrust of the fourth estate
Was too much to resist
If only we were stronger
Or their ideas weren't discordant
Now their walls hoard their gold, their stomachs full, our children cold
We found their avarice abhorrent

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Oooooh, they normalized the fear that kept us out of the streets
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Oooooh, now it's too late. Their conspiracy is complete
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Oooooh, we'd compromise and not recognize who we'd become
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Oooooh, we've grown too dumb to adapt and overcome
When the mountaintops are islands and the damage forever done
We had our chance to save the world but we'd scatter and succumb