From the album Amerika

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Lyrics

SONS OF THE REVOLUTION
(Tonio K.)

you're such a brilliant young crusader
you just got out of school
you've got twenty years of knowledge
that you finally get to use
yes you've got your valiant motives
and you think you've got the tools
but you'd better watch the shadows
'cause they're all watching you
you'd better duck behind a wall of stone
and figure your next move
you've come here to heal the sick
well good for you
but you'd better first go home
and learn the rules

It's a game alright they're playin'
but it ain't like on tv
nobody shakes hands when it's over
and there ain't no referee
and the stands are full of broken men
and the field's grown up in weeds
and the winners get your children
yeh they do just what they please
and they'll cut you for no reason
'cept they want to watch you bleed
so forget everything you've heard or read or seen
it's a game alright they're playin'
but they're playin' it for keeps

sons of the revolution
you're here to save the day
but it ain't none of you business
and you're only in the way
sons of the revolution
better get out while you can
'cause there's no one here that wants a helping hand

once upon a time they told you
love makes the world go 'round
now that's getting hard to buy
as you stare across the wasteland
and you watch the planet die
you once heard that everybody's equal
but you're learning that too is a lie
there's a couple thousand people
that own it all, got all the rights
and it's greed that makes the world go 'round
and it's bound to start a fire
and yes there's three billion sleeping people gonna burn
and you think by now they would have got the word

sons of the revolution
you're here to save the day
but it ain't none of you business
and you're only in the way
sons of the revolution
better get out while you can
'cause there's no one here that wants a helping hand

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