What do you say, when there's nothing left to say?
When all the words are spoken, and the silence runs astray?
The thoughts have all been written down, the pen is laid aside
Do you feel your mind at peace, or do you feel as though you've died?

It's a war of truth and lies, a search for right and wrong
Who will fall and who will rise, the battle rages on

Oooh, how do we sleep at night?
With the world around us going to hell
Tell me, how do we justify?
We do nothing, nothing changes at all

In a thousand years from now, the winners they will be praised
The history books will all be burned, that told of other ways
So when tomorrow morning comes, to bring another day
We'd better test our mettle, before we fade away

When good men stop and stand aside, the evil ones succeed
They take for granted all we've done, and watch the planet bleed

Oooh, so how do we sleep at night?
With the world around us going to hell
Tell me, how do we justify?
We do nothing, nothing changes at all

Who will fall and who will rise, a search for right and wrong
It's a war of truth and lies, the battle's raging on

Oooh, how do we sleep at night?
With the world around us going to hell
Tell me, how do we justify?
We do nothing, and nothing changes at all


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    Lead guitarist Wolf Hoffman says of this song that it's really talking about the state of the world that we live in, whether it’s environmentally or politically. There’s so many problems out there, and sometimes you start to wonder, how do we actually manage to keep going? I think we all find a way to tune out these problems because otherwise you would go crazy. But sometimes you wonder, “How can we just sit here idle and go on about our lives?” Well, I don’t know. The rainforests are being burnt down. The climate is getting worse, and politically everything’s going to hell. So it’s definitely worth thinking about that sometimes.

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