This Is Not Utopia

Album: Let The Bad Times Roll (2021)
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  • Like a shot without a warning
    Lies a life that's left behind
    And though I try
    It's something I just can't unsee
    It's burned into my mind

    And I wake up in the morning
    News keeps flashing on my eyes
    These dying streets are bruised and beaten
    Riot flags are waving
    Poor and weak, we extend this streak
    These lives we could be saving
    Life is cheap, I sit and weep
    'Cause there's just no mistaking
    Oh, this is not utopia

    The roots, the roots, the roots of America
    The roots, the roots, the roots of hysteria
    The roots, the roots, the rules don't matter anymore
    This is not utopia

    The roots, the roots, the roots of America
    The roots, the roots, the roots of hysteria
    You and you and you don't matter anymore

    Better angels of our nature
    Well, they've gone away to hide
    Brutality, I can't unsee
    These pictures are just burned into my mind

    It's commotion in slow motion
    It's humanity denied
    A violent race, punch in the face
    With all this hate, how can we all survive?

    Oh, and if the change is coming
    What makes it take so long?
    And if the change is coming
    Why sing the same old song?
    This is not utopia

    The roots, the roots, the roots of America
    The roots, the roots, the roots of hysteria
    The roots, the roots, the rules don't matter anymore
    This is not utopia

    The roots, the roots, the roots of America
    The roots, the roots, the roots of hysteria
    You and you and you don't matter anymore
    This is not utopia

    The roots, the roots, the roots of America
    The roots, the roots, the roots of hysteria
    And you and you and you don't matter anymore
    (This not utopia)

    Now how long must we wait
    Until love conquers hate
    And heal these hearts?
    'Cause it all starts
    Right here Writer/s: Bryan Holland
    Publisher: Bluewater Music Corp.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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