We get torn apart
All our lives
Told that we're useless or gifted
Loved or despised
Too many generations passed
And passing
But all their progress
Lost its meaning
We call it evolution
You call it a crime
But as we run
From your culture
You're running out of time

Self immolation?
Just to keep you warm tonight
(Passing through)
How far could this world go
To reject you

I - will not fall in line
I - will not break in time
We can rebuild this,
All our lives

Lyrics submitted by SlanSmiles

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    General CommentQuoting Thomas Barnett:

    I worked with a wheelchair-bound, spastic, paralytic, cerebral palsy woman. She was my boss for most of last year in between tours. She doesn't speak – and she's a genius. She uses a laser-pointer attached to a visor to build a shorthand out of a letter-board, and the laser-pointer also works with a laptop. ... She's an activist for the sexuality of the disabled, and for the gay community in the disabled world and beyond. And the workshops she'd give to wheelchair-bound paralytics, without speaking ... were put on the blacklist for one of the Focus on the Family Christian-right groups. Her story and her courage in the face of this hateful world of evangelical Christian-right groups trying to demonize and criminalize sexuality and differently abled people – they think the disabled should be ... eunuchs, that they shouldn't have their own sexuality. "Failed State" made me think about organized religion, and the song ... talks about freeing yourself from that kind of bondage.
    StrikeAgainstRiseAnywhereon October 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI will not fall in line.

    I will not break in time.
    Tig45on July 08, 2014   Link

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