The revolution came and the revolution died
We believed all of the leaders but the leaders just lied
Sitting in a jail with a bitter grudge to bear
Released as a loner with nothing left to share

Make a tower tall. Make a tower high
Build it so big that it just rips through the sky
Scramble up the language; try to communicate
We make our plans in vain; we cannot elevate

We all just grit our teeth while we watch the nightly news
Another year another hundred thousand lives to lose
All this talk of peace and the great new consciousness
But the weight of expectation left our living rooms a mess

When I was in the cell, nobody came by
No one would have known if I'd have died
And all I want to know is- would someone shoot me straight-
Was there ever a chance, or were we meant to wait?

To see the tower fall, to see the crooked straight
To see the huddled masses pass through the gate
Speaking all in common
The promises of peace
The sound of weeping mothers
Everywhere has ceased

We'll do what we can
We'll do what we can
For now

Lyrics submitted by ThreeMilesDown

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