Checkmate

Album: Lamb Of God (2020)
  • Watch the gears grind off their teeth, the screeching halt machine
    Digging heels in disbelief
    Two reactional identities, opposing policies
    A bait-and-switch routine

    Double-takes and double-speak
    Still scripting the façade
    Asphyxiate and choke the truth
    All hail the money god

    Repeat, echo, refrain
    It's all the same
    So deafening
    Repeat, echo, refrain
    A consequence
    We asked for this
    Repeat, echo, refrain
    No, never again
    The American scream

    A coup d'état on full display, a liar's sick charade
    A traitor's grand parade
    Narcissistic masquerades for those without a say
    Systematic disarray

    Divide and conquer and close them in
    And bury secrets deep
    Make America hate again
    And bleed the sheep to sleep

    Repeat, echo, refrain
    It's all the same
    So deafening
    Repeat, echo, refrain
    A consequence
    We asked for this
    Repeat, echo, refrain
    No, never again
    The American scream
    (Scream)

    You try to pick the lesser of
    But evil doesn't come in twos
    Bellicose and balkanized
    A sinking ship of fools

    So kiss the hangman as you drop
    The rotting corpse of decency
    Just another casualty of the American scream
    Scream
    (The American scream)

    Repeat, echo, refrain
    It's all the same
    So deafening
    Repeat, echo, refrain
    A consequence
    We asked for this
    Repeat, echo, refrain
    No, never again
    The American scream
    Never again Writer/s: David Randall Blythe, John Campbell, Mark Morton, Will Adler
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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