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Lyrics for "The Numbers" and "Nowhere Generation"

THE NUMBERS

We’re biding time as we wait for the signal

Sharpening blades while we wait out the storm

These cold nights are almost unbearable

But purpose keeps us warm

 

Pledge allegiance while crossing our fingers

A bark with no bite, no teeth just a roar

You’re not a thorn in our side; you’re a splinter

We are ready but we’re bored


Just holding our place in line

And everything moves too slow now

Breaking away in time

 

They have the power

We have the numbers now

It’s all just a constant illusion

Of control


They break us like horses

How long will we drag their plow?

What will continue to be

Is what we allow…

 

And still we worship at altars so empty

Consumption of something we don’t need at all

Holes we can’t fill

A never-ending song;

“Again, from the top now…”

 

Textbook cases we all fit the profile

Mass surveillance we opened the door

Prey on the fears, the blurred lines of right and wrong

Sped up ’til we can’t slow down


And at this velocity

One wrong move and we go down

Brace for the reckoning 


They have the power

We have the numbers 

It’s all just a constant illusion

Of control

 

They break us like horses

How long will we drag their plow?

What will continue to be

Is what we allow…

 

Heavy are the chains

We fasten to ourselves

Gathering the thorns

To shape into a crown

 

Is this saddle comfortable? 

Do these reigns feel tight enough?

Will you gallop when you’re kicked?

Or throw the rider off

 

Are you the willing and the able

Or are you spoken for?

Destined to serve what you abhor 

Until it all gives out

 

Listen 

Fuck what you call normal

And this pressure to conform

(Break free)

It’s your trail to blaze

Or your bridge to burn


They have the power

We have the numbers now

It’s all just a constant illusion

Of control

 

They break us like horses

How long will we drag their plow?

What will continue to be

Is what we allow…

NOWHERE GENERATION

We are the Nowhere Generation

We are the kids that no one wants

We are a credible threat

To the rules you set

A cause to be alarmed

 

We are not the names that we’ve been given 

We speak a language you don’t know

We are the Nowhere Generation

The Nowhere Generation

 

One day

All the walls will come down

All the doors will open 

All the roads will lead home


But right now

We are spiraling down

And the longer we wait

The further we go 

 

Are we slipping through the cracks now

No place left on your map now to call home?

 

We are the Nowhere Generation

The kids that no one wants

We are a credible threat

To the rules you set

A cause to be alarmed


We are not the names that we’ve been given 

We speak a language you don’t know

We are the Nowhere Generation

The Nowhere Generation

 

“For your sweat, you’ll be rewarded”

They told us every day

“There’s a land of milk & honey and 

it’s not that far away”

But the finish line kept moving 

And the promises wore thin

The smoke on the horizon 

Was the burning promised land

 

This place used to be somewhere but they 

Sold it out from under us 

Our voices all ignored

 

We are the Nowhere Generation

The kids that no one wants

We are a credible threat

To the rules you set

A cause to be alarmed


We are not the names that we’ve been given 

We speak a language you don’t know

We are the Nowhere Generation

The Nowhere Generation


And yet we climb these burning ladders

Still, we raise for them the hammers

Swinging low

“What exactly are we after?”

They will ask 

And we will answer

 

We are the Nowhere Generation

The kids that no one wants

We are a credible threat

To the rules you set

A cause to be alarmed

 

We are not the names that we’ve been given 

We speak a language you don’t know

We are the Nowhere Generation

The Nowhere Generation

 

We are the Nowhere Generation.