Endgame

And on that day they'll tell you

That life hummed on with no clue

The warning signs were all dismissed or shouted down

So it goes

The kings all failed to tell us

The madmen failed to sell us

On what would then befall the only life we know

 

Were they burning signal fires

To guide us to the fields?

Or building funeral pyres?

The outcome of a final appeal

 

The city lines are down

The kerosene's run out

The fracturing of all we relied upon

 

Let's shed this unclean skin

And start to feel again

'cause all the shoulders

On which to cry are gone

 

The paranoia gripped us

The rain turned engines to rust

The panic set in like a cancer to our hearts

Spreading through

We bet on finite genius

Or prayed for gods to save us

But there was no antidote

Disease tore us apart

We left bodies in the fields

So numb that we forgot how to feel

 

The city lines are down

The kerosene's run out

The fracturing of all we relied upon

 

Let's shed this unclean skin

And start to feel again

'cause all the shoulders

On which to cry are gone

 

He looked at the fields

And then his hands,

"All I need is what I have"

Then fell a tear of happiness

 

She watched the world crumble away

"Is this the end of yesterday?"

"Lord, I hope so," is all he said

All gone are the old guards

Gone are the cold, cold wars

Weightless we go forth

On wings of amnesty

 

All we relied on now

 

The city lines are down

The kerosene's run out

The fracturing of all

We relied upon

 

Let's shed this unclean skin

And start to feel again

With no more shoulders

Shoulders to cry on now

 

No more, no more

No more, no more

No more, no more

The weight that we once felt is gone