Who killed Cock Robin
Who killed Cock Robin

I said the sparrow
With my bow and arrow
It was I only
It was I

Who caught his blood
Who caught his blood

Do you fear for your child

It was straight out of hell
Do you fear for your child

It was straight out of hell
Do you fear for your child

Do you fear for your child

Do you fear for your child
Do you fear for your child

The crazy's demanding to shut out the daylight
Soldiers are dancing on rotting empires
TV disease is making us tired
Death struts the streets
It's high on the bile

Do you fear for your child
Do you fear for your child
Do you fear for your child

You look up to God
You find Venus di Milo
You lose your soul
And you lose your style
You talk to the world
When it lies in a pile
You talk to the dogs
To the trees you exile

Do you fear for your child
Do you fear for your child
Do you fear for your child

It was straight out of hell
Do you fear for your child
It was straight out of hell
Do you fear for your child

You are not God
You are not God
You are not God

Do you fear for your child
Do you fear for your child

Exploited on a thin line
You amble through space
Golden for the depths
The depths of despair
Standing on a threshold
A threshold of thought
It struggles to escape
To burden my brain

Do you fear
Do you fear
Do you fear for your child

Do you fear
Do you fear
Do you fear for your child

Do you fear
Do you fear
Do you fear for your child

Do you fear
Do you fear
Do you fear for your child

Do you fear for your child
Do you fear for your child
It was straight out of hell
Do you fear for your child
It was straight out of hell
Do you fear for your child
It was straight out of hell
Do you fear for your child
It was straight out of hell
Do you fear for your child
It was straight out of hell
Do you fear for your child
It was straight out of hell
Do you fear for your child


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