Repeat

History pulled me to the side and told me,

With a whispered clarity,

“I’m so sick of shouting,

I’m so sick of repeating!”

He said,

“My record will no longer spin!”

And before he cut out his tongue, he exclaimed,

“All of history has been really just letting you off with a warning!”

No more warnings….

 

All of this has spiraled out of control,

All of this has spiraled out of control,

Five officers bodies and five black bodies on the living room floor,

All of this has spiraled out of control.

 

Capitalism and idealism at an impasse,

Idealism can’t walk the path to meet Capitalism; the path is covered in glass,

This is history spinning in a circle, standing up, and then falling off a cliff,

This is the weight of the world breaking its own scales,

This is your privatized hell,

You should have listened to history when it repeated itself.

 

All of this has spiraled out of control.

 

Is there any light left?

 

Is there any light left at the end of this tunnel?

Or have they gone off and sold it for cheap?

Is there any light at the end of this tunnel?

Or have they replaced it with everything bleak,

Yeah, that most bleak of free trade,

Free trade for only the rich and the slaves,

You should have listened to history when it repeated itself.

 

All of this has spiraled out of control

(Bodies described as statistics bleeding on the bedroom floor,

Invented races to serve invented classes,

Pre-disposed to only thinking of our ashes,

Whatever the markets want is God,

Even when those markets wanted a dead God,

Individualism at any cost,

Even if the cost is your holocaust,

Six months for rapists,

Twenty for doing therapeutic drugs,

No regulations on anything but who you love,

We should have listened to history when it repeated itself,

Yeah, 10,000 times for 10,000 years,

Globalization the new trail of tears,

Now it is all gone,

It is all gone).

 

You should have listened to history when it repeated itself.

 

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