A.D.

Album: The Concrete Confessional (2016)
  • This dream can't be
    What it used to be, ever again

    I don't want this dream or the grievance it brings
    Can't justify greed at the cost of equality
    Tangled in endless archaic chains
    Of power, profit, gain
    What about the poor bearing poverty's marks
    What about the sick whose lives are torn apart
    What about those whose rights aren't respected
    A nation of youth dejected

    It's time to rethink this dream you call American
    Corrupt beliefs, that some will call their heritage

    A burdened soul once searching for liberty
    Crowned in debt as the new face of slavery
    Died by design with a senseless hope
    And a never ending rope
    What about the leaders abusing authority
    Corrupt moral compass guarded bureaucracy
    What about those who died so we can live our complacency must end

    It's time to rethink this dream you call American
    Corrupt beliefs, that some will call their heritage
    This dream can't be
    What it used to be, ever again

    Spirits of the slain hiding in the corners of my mind
    Screaming when I kneel to look inside
    Stomach fucking turning and now it's disconcerting
    Fight fire with fire you'll see everyone's burning

    Turn on the TV for the murder spree
    Get distracted while they take your civil liberty
    Thoughts and prayers again, is that what it'll take?
    Which industries profit while lives are at stake

    Now hear the media fools discuss the killer's mind
    Starring at the screen to tell us what they find
    Manifesto, dollar, worship get on your knees
    So they can sell us a cure for the American disease

    It's time to rethink this dream that they call American
    Corrupt system of beliefs, some will call their heritage
    It's time to rethink this dream that they call American
    So one day it can mean something real again Writer/s: CHRIS BEATTIE, JAMES SHANAHAN, MATTHEW BYRNE
    Publisher: REACH MUSIC PUBLISHING
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