father, you look so desperate
there's no hope in your stare and time has peeled at each wound that you've labored to repair
mother, don't look so desperate though you're aware that you'll never kiss your daughters or your sons again
they fight on frontlines both without and within against their family's pain felt a generation late
they were touched at six, drunk at twelve, and depressed at sixteen
they inherit every family scar, both unseen and seen
defeat and failure
we have reached as far as we could reach and didn't find an antidote for this restlessness inside
and i know seeds fed with hope may never grow
and all of us with tears in eyes, we'd kill to ease each painful vice around lives on frontlines both without and within against our culture's pain felt a generation late
drugs and war, sex and faith, missiles, m-16's, we inherit all our culture's wars, both unseen and seen
defeat and failure!
(self-abuse, discontent, alcohol, crystal meth, violence, violence, violence, violence and failure)
all native songs and daughters of grief and iege of misery i can not stand to see you bleed
dear God, i know that we fall bu i don't want to see i dont know want o know
i just to feel like i'm in control
i'd tear my fucking heart out if just for a moment of control
i would...
i would...

Lyrics submitted by kaveh

Birthright song meanings
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