Age of Innocence

Album: Dance of Death (2003)
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  • I can't be compromising in my thoughts no more
    I can't prevent the times my anger fills my heart
    I can't be sympathizing with a new lost cause
    I feel I've lost my patience with the world and all

    And all the politicians and their hollow promises
    And all the lies, deceit and shame that goes with it
    The working man pays everything for their mistakes
    And with his life too if there was to be a war

    So we can only get one chance, can we take it?
    And we only get one life, can't exchange it
    Can we hold on to what we have? Don't replace it
    The age of innocence is fading like an old dream

    A life of petty crime gets punished with a holiday
    The victims' mind are scarred for life most everyday
    Assailants know just how much further they can go
    They know the laws are soft, conviction chances low

    So we can only get one chance, can we take it?
    And we only get one life, can't exchange it
    Can we hold on to what we have? Don't replace it
    The age of innocence is fading like an old dream

    You can't protect yourselves, even in your own home
    For fear of vigilante cries, the victims wipe their eyes
    So now the criminals, they laugh right in our face
    Judicial system lets them do it, a disgrace

    Despondent public worries, where it all will end?
    We can't protect ourselves, our kids from crime, the trend
    We cannot warn each other of evil in our midst
    They have more rights than us, you cannot call that just

    So we can only get one chance, can we take it?
    And we only got one life, can't exchange it
    Can we hold on to what we have? Don't replace it
    The age of innocence is fading like an old dream

    The age of innocence is fading like an old dream Writer/s: David Michael Murray, Stephen Percy Harris
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group
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