Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way
Pink Floyd (Time)
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Is This The Life We Really Want?

Intro — Donald Trump: So as an example you’re CNN. I mean it’s story, after story, after story is bad. I won. I won. And the other thing, chaos. There’s zero chaos. We are running — this is a fine-tuned machine...

The goose has gotten fat
On caviar and fancy bars
And subprime loans
And broken homes

Is this the life -
The holy grail?
It’s not enough that we succeed
We still need others to fail

Fear drives the mills of modern man
Fear keeps us all in line
Fear of all those foreigners
Fear of all their crimes

Is this the life we really want?
It surely must be so
For this is a democracy
And what we all say goes

Every time a student is run over by a tank
And every time a pirate’s dog is forced to walk the plank

Every time a Russian bride is advertised for sale
And every time a journalist is left to rot in jail

Every time a young girl’s life is casually spent
And every time a nincompoop becomes the president

Every time somebody dies reaching for their keys
And every time the Greenland falls in the fucking sea

It's because
All of us,
The blacks and whites
Chicanos, Asians -
Every type of ethnic group
Even folks from Guadelup'
The old, the young
Toothless hags, supermodels, actors, fags, bleeding hearts
Football stars, men in bars, washer women, tailors, tarts
Grannies, grandpas, uncles, aunts
Friends, relations, homeless tramps
Clerics, truckers, cleaning ladies, ants

Maybe not ants
(Why not ants?)
Well, because it's true
The ants don’t have enough IQ
To differentiate between
The pain that other people feel
And well, for instance -
Cutting leaves
Or crawling across window sills
In search of open treacle tins
So like the ants, are we just dumb?
Is that why we don’t feel, or see
Or are we all just numbed out on reality TV?

So every time
The curtain falls
Every time the curtain falls
on some forgotten life
It is because we all stood
by silent and indifferent

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