This is how we got this way
Your eyes were closed, that's how they'll stay
Ours are open, and shall remain
Watching over night and day

If you have nothing to hide
You have nothing to fear
We keep you safe at night, so
You won't mind if we are everywhere

We're the eyes behind your mirror
We're the sun when the sky is clear
Citizen, go back to sleep
Whatever happens we will see

If you have nothing to hide
You have nothing to fear
We keep you safe at night, so
You won't mind if we are everywhere

We made the laws while you slept
We did it all without your help
What will we think of next
To protect you from yourself?

Citizen, go back to sleep
Whatever happens we will see


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    General CommentI guess privacy and invigilation by federal (or whatever) officials is a big issue in the USA. Not really relevant in my country (as of yet, and hopefully never) but still the ingenuity of the lyrics surprises me :)
    MuminPLon November 25, 2010   Link

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