the water turned black
and it's just getting darker
so be afraid, be afraid, be very afraid of the coming nightmare
the neo-christian theocrats pray on a sunday afternoon
then welcome in Pinochet's men to
intimidate and kill
all that we know, all we know

be afraid, be afraid,
be afraid, be afraid,
be afraid, be afraid,
be very afraid
of the coming nightmare

so filled with exhilaration and feels like intoxication
there's nothing like a firefight to get your blood pumping
we get off to the rhythm of the trigger and destruction
fallujah to New Orleans with impunity to kill
we are the hidden fist of the free market
we are the ink, we are the quill

what have you learned through the years?
what have you learned from your fears?

be afraid, be afraid,
be afraid, be afraid,
be afraid, be afraid,
be very afraid
of the coming nightmare

water tastes like arsenic
feel it pumping coursing in your blood
your throat gets tight
you can't quite breathe
room spinning
kiss your ass goodbye
now you're off, you've been taken on a ride
we've been sold, been sold a bill of lies

be afraid, be afraid,
be afraid, be afraid,
be afraid, be afraid,
be very afraid
of the coming nightmare

there's a storm cloud
gathering overhead
ominous, black, reigning hell
when it drops jackboot down on your streets
you're gonna pray like hell that you're armed to the teeth
built on a corporate welfare scam
rumsfield doctrine stealing wealth
profits to saccharine sweet
the wall street bankers weep
as the storm gains strength
the aging levees break
the ancient ground does quake
and your lungs will fill your spineless apathy


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The Ink and the Quill (Be Afraid) song meanings
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    General Commentslightly wrong

    it's "and your lungs fill with your spineless apathy"
    shadowghoston April 20, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwe get off to the rhythm of the trigger and destruction
    we are the hidden fist of the free market
    we are the ink, we are the quill

    this is from the point of view of the media
    they are teaching us to
    "be afraid, be afraid"

    all about media sensationalism producing fear in the populace letting them be ruled
    shokwaveon June 03, 2009   Link

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