"Organ Grinder" as written by and Clarence Williams....
You've heard the voice of God, solely
Everything is so clear to you, reload for the greater good
Focus, throw us at the feet of the fools
You don't know how lucky you are that your life is so characterless

All the world's a cage and we are animals pounding at the glass
Housebroken, declawed, unaware of the threat
Bull hooks that keep us in line while cameras flash
And we play while the trespassers plot to collect on their debts

There were eyes everywhere that I went
There were eyes everywhere that I went

You'll be found, mark my words you will be found
Stripped down and held to the light, you will be found
They will narrow their eyes, take aim and bring the world to its knees
You'll be found, mark my words, you will be found

Just because you have figured it out
Doesn't mean it won't happen to you
Just because you have figured it out
Doesn't mean it won't happen to you

All the worlds a maze and they are scientists plotting every move
Big brother will keep us in line with his snipers on the roof
Though I'm cautious not to draw the attention of the fiends
I'm the happiest sadist around once surrendered to the drink

There was fire everywhere that I stood
There was fire everywhere that I stood

Just because you're afraid of the dark
Doesn't mean that it's frightened of you
Just because you're afraid of the dark
Doesn't mean that it's frightened of you

Empty your head quiet
Send them to hell

You've heard the voice of God, solely
Everything is so clear to you
Slow down your racing heart steady
Quickly or it moves out of frame

We are nothing more than mannequins
Everyone is put on display

This will not pass in time, the moment will not pass
Caught in the act for our lives, the moment will not pass
The dark doesn't flinch, take heed, the moment will not pass
Cover your tracks, we're sitting ducks, the moment will not pass

We are nothing more than mannequins


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"Organ Grinder" as written by Keith Michael Buckley Jordan Taylor Buckley

Lyrics © MOTHERSHIP MUSIC PUBLISHING

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    General CommentOne of Every Time I Die's few political songs, and I fucking love it.
    gardotdon October 22, 2009   Link
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    General CommentLove the play on the famous Shakespeare quote 'All the world's a stage'. And the Orwell Big Brother reference.
    Every Time I Die certainly do write some of the best lyrics around.
    DyingInTheSunon December 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentDefinitely the most intelligible of their generation.
    fallofnicholason January 19, 2010   Link

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