Night fell
as light was no more.
Deified love
at the foot of hope.
The word was out
the soothsayer was right -
no more laws
or time to do.

And the world cried like a dying man
as a league of nations gripped with bleeding hands
and I, I would have laughed in my sleep
if someone had asked me, what chance have we?

And I tried
to call you,
but there was
no answer.
And doesn't that explain everything
or is it just enough to make me think?
Well you said we should hope for more than that,
but the pain only grows to show
how we were wrong to hope.

People quivered
at the sight of their children,
not knowing whether
to pity or praise them.
The Emergency Broadcast System looked on.
Not for long, not for long.


Lyrics submitted by JohnnyLurg

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