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It's Not Just Bush (It's The System!)

Ryan Harvey
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Album: Split with Paul Spencer [2005]
[It's not just Bush… It's not just Bush…]
It's not just Bush, 100,000 dead
Another war, another population bleeding from the head
Another myth of liberation, Laos, Iraq
Another silent population scared of eye-contact
The obediently waiting, watching history repeat
Content to take what we are handed, till the cycle's so complete
That every law and every leader looks exactly just like the last
We're waiting for a future predetermined by the past

Society is wrecked it's a grave-digging game
Teachers say it's getting better but it's always been the same
And it seems there's someone making sure that it's hard to point the blame
Cuz a structure is at fault, not a person with a name
Voting doesn't matter because we're voting for a class
That'll echo all the bullshit that's been echoed in the past
Not of justice, not of peace, but of property and cash
It's not just Bush, it's systematic!

It's not just Bush, it's the politics of war
From the Salvadoran peasants to the folks next door
See the politicians pushing plans to denominate the globe
But global control's gotta start at home
Look around this city there's no place to hide
People working shitty jobs just to try to get by
There's a million in the gutter but the bankers scrape the sky
Got a cop on every corner, it's occupied

Society is wrecked it's a grave-digging game
Teachers say it's getting better but it's always been the same
And it seems there's someone making sure that it's hard to point the blame
Cuz a structure is at fault, not a person with a name
Voting doesn't matter because we're voting for a class
That'll echo all the bullshit that's been echoed in the past
Not of justice, not of peace, but of property and cash
It's not just Bush it's systematic!

It's not just Bush, it doesn't matter who's who
It's true that Bush began the war we're in but Kerry did too
You see the labels and the standards are forever set to change
But deep inside the twisted structure it'll always be the same
Behind the wall of silence is a never-ending scream
And at the base of every law's another well-designed scheme
It's a perfect scam, a time-tested trap
You pay with everything you've got and nothing comes back

Society is wrecked it's a grave-digging game
Teachers say it's getting better but it's always been the same
And it seems there's someone making sure that it's hard to point the blame
Cuz a structure is at fault, not a person with a name
Voting doesn't matter because we're voting for a class
That'll echo all the bullshit that's been echoed in the past
Not of justice, not of peace, but of property and cash
It's not just Bush, it's systematic!

It's not just Bush, it's so much bigger
It's pretty clear to see but no one dares to point the finger
It's the all-white jury, it's the high school recruit
It's heroin, rape, the slaves who pick the fruit
It's the tricky game of power it's the never-ending war
It's the myth there is justice in the prisons for the poor
All these years, all these people, seems nobody's looking back
Cuz it's too scary to face the facts

Society is wrecked it's a grave-digging game
Teachers say it's getting better but it's always been the same
And it seems there's someone making sure that it's hard to point the blame
Cuz a structure is at fault, not a person with a name
Voting doesn't matter because we're voting for a class
That'll echo all the bullshit that's been echoed in the past
Not of justice, not of peace, but of property and cash
It's not just Bush, it's systematic!

If it's not just Bush, then who can we blame?
Where can we point, to whom can be complain?
Is there something we can build, something we can make?
Something we can shatter, something we can break?
We're climbing up the stairs but we know not where we are bound
So when we get up to the top we simply fall back down
And then we get back on our feet and the cycle repeats
And the cycle repeats, the cycle repeats

But the truth is this: We dig our own graves
We're conditioned to continue on a path that's prearranged
We all play our part, like actors on a stage
Only we can break the cycle but our roles must change...
We suffer from our silence and our willingness to die
And if we never raise our voices then we'll never ask why
So I keep up hope and I wish us well,
But if we're scared of one another, then we're scared of ourselves.

Society is wrecked it's a grave-digging game
Teachers say it's getting better but it's always been the same
And it seems there's someone making sure that it's hard to point the blame
Cuz a structure is at fault, not a person with a name
Voting doesn't matter because we're voting for a class
That'll echo all the bullshit that's been echoed in the past
Not of justice, not of peace, but of property and cash
It's not just Bush, it's systematic! …It's systematic…
[It's not just Bush… It's not just Bush…]
It's systematic… It's systematic!…

inviata da giorgio - 5/12/2008 - 17:37



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