The Violence

Dancing on the crumbling precipice

The rocks are coming loose just at the edge

Are we laughing? Are we crying?

Are we drowning? Are we dead?

Or is it all a dream?

 

The bombs are getting closer everyday

"That could never happen here" we used to say

Have these wars come to our doorstep?

Has this moment finally come?

Or is it all a dream?

 

Are we not good enough?

Are we not brave enough?

Is the violence in our nature

Just the image of our maker?

Are we not good enough?

Are we not brave enough?

To become something greater

Than the violence in our nature?

Are we not good, good enough?

Or is it all a dream?

 

To a predetermined fate are we condemned?

Or maybe we're a book without an end?

We're not stories, we're not actors

We're awake and in control

And this is not a dream

 

So can we break this mold

And set in motion something new?

Forgetting what we know

An evolution overdue

Fight the current

Pull the ripcord

Get away!

 

Are we not good enough?

Are we not brave enough?

Is the violence in our nature

Just the image of our maker?

Are we not good enough?

Are we not brave enough?

To become something greater

Than the violence in our nature?

Are we not good, good enough?

 

Well-trodden paths are all we take

We need a storm, let's pray for rain now

To wash these roads away

Let's get off track and wander far

Same roads lead to same destinations

Follow nothing but your heart

We're talking in our sleep

And sleeping through our lives

And we dream of the places where we never die

We step from the shadows and into the light

 

Are we not good enough?

Are we not brave enough?

Is the violence in our nature

Just the image of our maker?

Are we not good enough?

Are we not brave enough?

To become something greater

Than the violence in our nature?

Are we not good enough?

Are we not brave enough?

Are we not good, good enough?

Or was it all a dream?