A tragic demonstration
Of brazen insubordination,
By indigenous insurgents,
Belligerents, degenerates.
Imagine my bewilderment at the conspicuous dismemberment
Of all that I had believed,
Of how we have all been deceived.

It was short, sharp, sudden, surprising.
Short, sharp, sudden…
It was unfathomable catastrophe.
There were things no one should ever see.
Arrests were made arbitrarily,
Evacuations made mandatory,
Indefinite detentions, unsolvable killings,
Weeks and weeks of agonizing raids,
Relentless, unexplained physical attacks,
Gout, goiters, plague, anthrax,
New and unconventional threats,
Simultaneously secretive and violent events.

Oh, what have they done?
But, there's no fun
To a draconian crackdown.
So, what will you do
When they come for you
In the draconian crackdown?

Yes sir, I say no sir and then…
Yes sir, I say no sir again.

Something’s wrong, oh very, very wrong here –
The chaotic nature of the soured atmosphere.
We have found ourselves participants in their nightmare.

I took the blame, the hatred and the certainty
I said “Now I declare the state of emergency
With immediate effect indefinitely.”

I lurked, I plotted
And I planned, from here –
A fearful, vicious secret no-man’s-land.
I lurked, I plotted
And I planned, from here –
A fearful, vicious secret no-man’s-land.

Oh, what have they done?
But, there's no fun
To a draconian crackdown. A
So, what will you do
When they come for you
In the draconian crackdown?

Oh, what will you do
When the draconian crackdown?

Spectacular suicide explosions
Our enemies are significantly weaker than a year ago
And their influence continues to wane



Lyrics submitted by boneyardsorceress, edited by FierceQ

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    General CommentSung from the point of view of Mary Todd Lincoln in the concept album story, paralleling the GWB administration post-9/11.
    evil_laugheron May 22, 2008   Link

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