Mask in place ~ time to face ~ another day ~ not me
Glued in place ~ with steps to trace ~ a plank to walk ~ for free
The sharks are hungry ~ they smell my blood ~ my balance is unstable
I'd jump, just me ~ but my hands aren't free ~ to swim, I'm hardly able
A feeding frenzy ~ my heart as bait ~ they were always waiting
Soured milk ~ from mother's breast ~ they grew up always hating
Now me or you ~ anyone will do ~ their hunger knows no taste
An insatiable need ~ pure greed ~ that lays us all to waste.
So this is the game ~ the name's the same ~ all for profits won
I'll sell my soul ~ if the price is right ~ and I get to have some fun.
Pick a side ~ the greed flows wide ~ no way to fence it off
I need food ~ I need a roof ~ and all this comes with cost
In the system ~ buried deep ~ survival ~ who wants more
Where does it go ~ once we're all gone? ~ To litter heaven's floor?
The water rises ~ The sharks draw near ~ I smell their fetid breath
I turn to you ~ I turn to them ~ the only choice is death.
I can't do this ~ be what you need ~ I've tried so hard for years
My patience wanes ~ My courage grows ~ these waves are just my tears.
In their salt ~ I'll float away ~ hungry sharks be damned
I'll let them have me ~ If this is it ~ Your supposed promised land
That holds no room ~ For hearts like mine ~ I am not welcome here
I need no prayers ~ No propaganda ~ Your instrument of fear.
I do right ~ though law says wrong ~ I live by morals only
Not by sordid legislation ~ drawn by puppets~ phony
So in the end ~ I'm all I got ~ I'll jump and take her with me
The only soul that I can save ~ will heaven or hell greet me?
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