All Hail The Republic

Now they tell you where to sleep,
how to crawl under your desk,
and they tell you how to spend your spare time.
And while you’re looking for a change,
though your pockets are heavy
it’s another hand that’s taken every dime.

Do you want to feel safe
in straighjackets and colourful chains
or do you want to live life
like a free woman, like a free man?

They’ve got a copy of your keys
and a warrant for your house
and a camera on the corner your street.
If you cannot see the bars
it’s because you’re captivated
by the images they’ve set to repeat.

Do you want to feel safe
in your silver and gold cage,
or do you want to live life
free…

You won’t see where they’ve been taken
when your children disappear;
you can pray to Brother State when
all your dreams are all you fear.