When the Bullets have Ceased

The world will wait in silence and debate as our boys die
They praise their human rights as we all struggle to survive
Every one of us manipulated by an evil man
But the world will not assist us with some freedom-bringing plan

It took us a generation
But the truth, at last
Is waiting to be told to our entire nation

Not a God, but just a man
We must take back our homeland
For our brothers and our sisters
We will lay down our demands
Every family has suffered
All our hearts are filled with pain
If we are to beat the system
We must kill the ones to blame

We must kill the ones to blame

A good man and a father overnight has disappeared
We dare not speak his name, for there are spies who must be feared
Empty hearts of politicians turn our children into sneaks
Every words means only horror when the dreaded leader speaks

It took us a generation
But finally, the truth
Is ready to be told, to our entire nation

Not a God, but just a man
We must take back our homeland
For our brothers and our sisters
We will lay down our demands
Every family has suffered
From the bitter sting of pain
If we are to beat the system
We must kill the ones to blame

We must kill the ones to blame
Who –
Promised a lie
Lied to us from birth
Controlled the nation
What our lives are worth
Made our God into nothing
And our freedom a sham
For the children to believe
That their parents are damned
And look up to a monster
Only blind eyes to see
When the bullets have ceased –
We are democracy


Author’s note: I am on holiday this week. For this reason, I will be unable to reblog/share any of the great poems or stories that appear on my dash. Instead, please enjoy these lyrics – they are several years old, but some of them have never been published before.

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