Nobody says anything on buses
Its not the noise the engine makes
You can watch them all staring nervous
Sit at the back its the safest place

People are scared to say hello
The flick of the fag the shifting eyes
Stare in amusement then look away
The conscious battle of who to despise
Self-restriction and paranoia
Self-belief and the silent laugh
The inner conflict between one another
When you're all the same it seems so daft

Nobody says anything on buses
And that's why peope kill themselves
Desperation against the world
Can't find a way to express themselves
Society breeds hate and derision
But society is only a mass of people
Striving to be god at the expense of others
Striving to be better than their next door neighbor

People are scared underneath their silence
People are getting more afraid
They turn to their leaders for help and guidance
And then the system wins again
And will carry on winning til god knows when
Til people start to talk to each other
Everyone just like a brother
Til the morals and fear that divides us all
Is no longer the excuse for the system's rule

Til the morals and fear that divides us all
Is no longer the excuse for the system's rule (x6)


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    General CommentOne of my favorite Subhumans songs.

    It really hits home for me, because I AM scared. I'm afraid of rejection. Of being a joke. So I keep to myself. And I think (and somehow hope) that other people do and feel the same.
    sugaroton February 08, 2007   Link

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