The history of the world is told in lines, laid down in reams and tomes.
Rows and rows of dusty books for the scholars to comb.
Digitized and organized, each one in it’s place.
The events according to the conqueror and the rest has been erased

We are memory against forgetting
Still we hold the line.
A true and secret history in the ocean of time
Young hearts on fire with the old age and burning in the new.
We are memory against forgetting. We are the past and the future too.

Fascism didn’t start in ’33, it didn’t end in ’45.
It’s cancer affects the souls of men, and it’s tumor grows and thrives.
For years lying dormant, asleep but still alive.
Like hibernating hornets, ‘'til someone kicks the hive.

When this world has come and gone, like all things passes on.
What will they say about us, and how the west was one.
Will they find the remnants of the sad and free in the rubble and the re-bar.
Too slow, too slow to realize, before it went too far, before it went too far.

There was smoke in the street on that clear November morn.
I can see the banners still waving in the sun.
The way you looked at me, and the way you said my name,
And since that very day nothing’s been the same.


Lyrics submitted by greeninoregon

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