I Refuse

It's really a protest piece about hypocrisy from the people who are supposed to serve us, it's not about just criticising a particular ruler/government, but all those who use oppression, corruption and trickery for the sake of power

Horrors played out across lands far beyond our eyes

Beatings, the hangings, the lynchings unknown

But the truth of a mirror image begins to rise

The games they play are the same back home

 

We pay for ease of mind, as the weak pay the price

We pay to fund smiling armies, another blood-tainted sacrifice

And we refuse to condemn the evils of our friends

Restraint and security we cry, another thin veil

To ease our guilt again

 

I refuse to die for a spider’s web of lies

I refuse to die for a broken idea of freedom

I refuse to die, for those who can fight for themselves

Who crush and destroy, the dreams of others

 

Whole empires fuelled by money and power

Either side fighting for the energy to consume

The bones of the innocent paving the way

For the resources of empires to devour

 

I refuse to die for a spider’s web of lies

I refuse to die for a broken idea of freedom

I refuse to die, for those who can fight for themselves

Who crush and destroy, the dreams of others

 

I refuse to die for some warlord’s peace of mind

I refuse to die for the oil fields and the gas pipes

I would rather watch the world burn and start again

I refuse to die, to justify a warlord’s crimes 

The End

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