"When Rhetoric Dies" as written by and Nathan Gray Rob Avery....
We raise the flags and statues to our mission
We've spoken out in slogans and campaigns
Talked and talked on almost every issue
Where oppression of the masses is the constant theme

But what does this mean to a little town in Iowa
Where the jobs have gone downstream down south down and out
Where their fingers used to work to the bone all day
Profits rise and fall and starvation is a game

Where is the food that used to cover the table
Where is the sense of pride at the end of the day
To the face of the thriving corporation
What could a dying family possibly say

On the face of every American worker
Is the constant fear that their job won't remain
As the C.E.O. is planning his vacation
To kill or be killed is the nature of the beast

Where is the food that used to cover the table
Where is the sense of pride at the end of the day
To the face of the thriving corporation
What could a dying family possibly say

Stand in line take a number
You sell your soul
Then watch it crumble
Into a pile of rubble that used to be
Your job
Your life
Your family's daily bread
Dry and stale malnourished kids
The house is sold for a degrading bid
Do we continue to talk
Or do we take a hammer
To their chains
To their chains


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"When Rhetoric Dies" as written by Joshua Latshaw Charles W. Istvan

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    General Commentawsome song
    emoTHUG55on August 19, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is such a good song. and it basically speaks for its self no need for me to explain.
    sirbartyon August 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song was the one that started me listening to boy sets fire. it still gives me goosebumps. why aren't we doing anything?
    dragonflower44on March 06, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song was the one that started me listening to boy sets fire. it still gives me goosebumps. why aren't we doing anything?
    dragonflower44on March 06, 2003   Link
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    General Commentgreat song.. as sirbarty said, it's pretty self explanatory..
    Fufuon March 07, 2003   Link
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    General Commentcan't believe no ones posted anything here... I love this song.
    Mr.DevilBunnyon February 13, 2007   Link

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