On to you

by The Mercury Project

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released May 14, 2007

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Track Name: Reiterate
(Verse 1)

On the 10 o’clock news they said the protesters were violent.
Praisin’ the police for efficiency. The truth was kept silent.

They said the dude standin’ next to me is a terrorist. He must hate freedom.
But this dude is pacifist, an activist, it’s plain to see if ya’ meet him.

Open your, open your eyes. - Open your, open your eyes.
They’re tellin’ good people lies. - They’re tellin’ good people lies.

I heard that ending racism was the fight of another.
As if I’m not supposed to reach out and meet all my brothers & sisters.

I do not accept that. I do not accept that here.
We do not accept that. We do not accept that here.

(Chorus)

They’re on the way, on the way to shut us down.
Cuz, they heard we’ve been talkin’ - they heard we’ve been schemin’
It’s not allowed in their ideal town.
You cannot stop our strength of mind when the pendulum swings your way.
Cuz’ we’re standing to the left, to the right, to the center.
We got you surrounded.

(Verse 2)

Every way I look at it, you know the dice are lob-sided.
The big-little man’s got money but his spirit is divided.

Another soluble poison destroys a continents’ vegetation.
Another economist finds a way to redefine the plantation.

Open your, open your eyes. - Open your, open your eyes.
They’re tellin’ good people lies. - They’re tellin’ good people lies.

Robbing your own people is a serious transgression.
Countries paying off debt from prior militant oppression.

I do accept that. I do not accept that here.
We do not accept that here. We do not accept that here.

(Chorus)

They’re on the way, on the way to shut us down.
Cuz, they heard we’ve been talkin’ - they heard we’ve been schemin’
It’s not allowed in their ideal town.
We look at you through a telescopic tear from a distance.
Can you see us down here, our hands held tightly together.
To deny is genocide of existence.

Our dreams, our dreams are poundin’ at the front door.
Our dream is for unity - A global common conversation.
We’re takin’ back what you stole from for the poor.
You cannot stop our strength of mind when the pendulum swings your way.
Cuz’ we’re standing to the left, to the right, to the center.

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We got you surrounded, while you worship your god of metal -
Idolize. Mastermind the facade. Try to make us all afraid w/ the news squad.
Hide our minds for days.

A monkey can wave the flag. But can a monkey read the constitution.
We need to sit down and find a solution. I love my country but it needs revolution.

Cuz’ all I see is War. War. War in the future.
If we don’t find the Love. Love. Love. In the present day.