We both have walked as ghosts and we’ve done it for years.
We saw everything,
there’s nothing to feel.
Right through meat markets, gold pans, and the steel.
They’re using my hands – this is the work of man.
Stand on the broken glass, spread out the fuel we need
and burn the machine that could have brought us back

You failed.
You held a rose
and clung with frozen hands.
You faild.
You failed.
Can’t fill the grave when the ghost needs to work.
Can’t fill the grave when the ghost needs to work.

Push through the river, the cold is biting my heels.
I see everything.
I just can’t feel.
I am my nations wars, the body count is me;
the beast at the roots stalking my family tree.
I watch my people in silence as they roll right past.
The heavy footed steps destroy our sacred mass.

I failed.
I lost your bones.
Can’t dig them up with my hands.
I failed, I failed.
Can’t fill the grave when the ghost needs to work.
Can’t fill the grave when the ghost needs to work.

But I’ve come this far for freedom and I won’t turn back.
But I’ve come this far for freedom and I won’t turn back.
I’ve, I've come so far for freedom
come this far for freedom and there is nothing left.

Just can’t keep going on like this.
Just can’t keep going on like this.
Just can’t keep going on like this.
But I too am America,
Just can’t keep going on like this.
and these riots within me.
Just can’t keep going on like this.
But I too am America,
Just can’t keep going on like this.
and these riots within me.

We failed.
We let you starve and wouldn’t stir these idle hands.
We failed, We failed.
But I just can’t see you.
I can’t see you as anything but the ghost.
We failed.
It’s just this crooked world, man.
We failed.
It’s been tearing us apart.

Let’s die right now. Die right now.
And be content with what we’ve done.
Let’s die right now. Die right now.
And be content with what we’ve done.


Lyrics submitted by Sebastian1985

Deadringer song meanings
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