LYRICS
Born In Black Thorns

Direct me to my leader, men, I want to see the fallacy
He calls himself the great exponent, wrapped up in some fantasy
This fight is greater than you and I; can someone send in the calvary?
Look -- here they come -- manufactured sheep from assembly lines in some factory

Hanging there in Trafalgar Square from the top of Nelson's Column
The sacrifices you made were great, but still you are no admiral
And screaming for you to get down -- this is not your crowded platform
It's easy for you to be bold, but we all are born in black thorns

Oh, the shouting -- it feels like I'm drowning again; save me, commonwealth
Pay my ransom; take me back to a place where I can feel safe

Desperate times call for desperate plans and we are not invisible
The echelon's got an intercom -- the infection is transmissible
With troops on the move, all we need is a slice through the umbilical
With war against youth by a land of indigence inexplicable

Oh, the shouting -- it feels like I'm drowning again; save me, commonwealth
Pay my ransom; take me back to a place where I can feel safe
Oh, the shouting -- I feel like announcing again, "We're dying and need help"
Pay my ransom; take me back to the place where I can feel safe

Exemplify the autocrat, and with that mask, you think you're tough
And you take and you take and you never ask and it never seems to be enough
And screaming for you to shut up -- did you think for a minute we'd all just listen?
It's easy for you to be bold, but we are in control

(C)2012 Austin Taft.  Published by Timewave Music Publishing (ASCAP).

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