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Recipe For Hate


Recipe For Hate

Can't you feel it, can't you see
The promise of prosperity
It's overwhelming you and me
It afflicts us like a disease

Ubiquitous, compelling too
We cling to you like crazy glue
And inject such a potent seed
It's best for all humanity

The spread of culture
The sword of progress
The vector of suffrage
A warm and septic breeze
The pomp and elation
The duty and vocation
The blood of the hybrid
Is just a recipe

Re-living our ancestry
The frightful lack of harmony
Our fore-fathers who led the way
Their victims are still here today

Now it's time to erase the story of our bogus fate
Our history as it's portrayed is just a recipe for hate
A recipe for hate

The spread of culture
The sword of progress
The vector of suffrage
A warm and septic breeze
The pomp and elation
The duty and vocation
The blood of the hybrid
Is just a recipe


Kerosene

Everywhere I look I see exclusive huddled uninviting
Shelter is a privilege of the sane and competent

Kerosene keeps me warm
I'm alone to watch it burn - Kerosene

Exposure is a pityful and pointless way of dying
Before it gets me I'll build a funeral pyre

Kerosene keeps me warm
I'm alone to watch it burn - Kerosene

I'm a man and my dignity won't wave
Tonight buildings rage

Kerosene keeps me warm
Feels so good to watch it burn - Kerosene

Kerosene keeps me warm
I'm alone to watch it burn - Kerosene

Kerosene keeps me warm
Feels so good to watch it burn - Kerosene

Kerosene keeps me warm
Feels so good to watch it burn - Kerosene

Kerosene keeps me warm
Feels so good to watch it burn - Kerosene


American Jesus

I don't need to be a global citizen cos I'm blessed by nationality
I'm a member of a growing populace, we enforce our popularity
There are things that seem to pull us under and there are things that drag us down
But there's a power and a vital presence that's lurking all around

We've got the American Jesus - See him on the interstate
We've got the American Jesus - He helped build the president's estate

I feel sorry for the earth's population cos so few live in the U.S.A.
At least the foreigners can copy our morality, they can visit but they cannot stay
Only precious few can garner the prosperity, it makes us walk with renewed confidence
We've got a place to go when we die and the architect resides right here

We've got the American Jesus - Fostering national faith
We've got the American Jesus - Overwhelming millions every day

He's the farmer's barren fields  (In God)
The force the army wields (We trust)
The expression on the faces of the starving millions (Because he's one of us)
The power of the man (Break down)
The fuel that drives the clan (Cave in)
He's the motive and the conscience of the murderer (We can redeem your sins)
He's the preacher on T.V. (Strong heart)
The false sincerity (Clear mind)
The form letter that written by the big computers (And infinitely kind)
The nuclear bombs (You lose)
The kids with no moms (We win)
And I'm fearful that he's inside me (He is our champion)
Yeah!

We've got the American Jesus - See him on the interstate (We've got the American Jesus)
We've got the American Jesus - Exercising his authority (We've got the American Jesus)
We've got the American Jesus - Fostering national faith (We've got the American Jesus)
We've got the American Jesus - Overwhelming millions every day (We've got the American Jesus)
Yeah!

One nation under God - One nation under God
One nation under God - One nation under God
One nation under God - One nation under God
One nation under God - One nation under God
One nation under God - One nation under God


Portrait Of Authority

Nothing more, nothing less
An icon on the wall, decoration and duress
That which many strive to be
It's the marble statue staring over me

And nobody has the will to tear it down
It determines wrong and right
But to me it's just a stereotype
And it makes us lose our sight

The portrait of authority - Portrait of authority
You tell me that's what I'm supposed to be - Portrait of authority
You tell me that's what I'm supposed to be

Another time, another man
An oppressive intrusion and a plague across his land
And it haunts him every day
It tells him that he has no chance, his hopes just fades away

And he lives his life prepared to tear it down
But he can't muster the support
And to him it's just a stereotype
Of his life-long fight

The portrait of authority - Portrait of authority
It embodies what he cannot be - Portrait of authority
It's what he cannot be

The portrait of authority - Portrait of authority
Portrait of authority


Man With A Mission

Rescue me when I get to deep
Talk to me, there's nothing to tell
Everyone is a hypocrite
Look to me, I'll save your soul

Now somebody out there must be reading my mail
Cos everybody knows

Follow me, when you give up
Work for me, it'll serve you well
Everyone is a hypocrite
Come to me, I'll save your soul

Now somebody out there must be tapping my phone
Cos everybody knows

I'm a man with a mission
I'm gonna fly you away
High above the noise and competition
I'm a man with a mission

Oh, yeah!

Now somebody out there must be reading my mail
Cos everybody knows

I'm a man with a mission
Passing through your town today
I condemn you to fiery prodition
And I'm a man with a mission


All Good Soldiers

All good soldiers crack like boulders
The sun climbs up to a razor, violins
New boots, and numbers on a chain
All good soldiers

All good (soldiers) - Fall in line when they march and shout
All good (soldiers) - Are a spectacle marching and singing
Will go anywhere the president says
Because the president believes in God
Like all good soldiers should

All good soldiers wait like warheads
When the fighting starts, who will be accountable
A cannibal, a cannonball
All good soldiers
All good soldiers

All good (soldiers) - Fall in line when they march and shout
All good (soldiers) - Are a spectacle marching and singing
Will go anywhere the president says
Because the president believes in God
Like all good soldiers should

It's 6 a.m. I can see my breath
And the clay dirt is laughing at the weakling boy
Today is the day that I'll write my friends
It's something I've been trying to remember
I had a dream of a wall
That was twenty-one stories tall

All good (soldiers) - Fall in line when they march and shout
All good (soldiers) - Are a spectacle marching and singing
Will go anywhere the president says
Because the president believes in God
Like all good soldiers should


Watch It Die

I was born on planet Earth
The rotating ball where man comes first
It's been around for a long, long time
But now it's time to watch it die

I saw a man on my big blue screen
He ruled the world economy
He said the rich would never concede
But some day soon he'll be put to sleep

I've seen the life of the forest green
And adaptations of the deep blue sea
And who knows who is the fittest
They will all soon be put to rest

On a plunging flight (On a plunging flight)
And we're sitting in the pilots seat
In the midst of life
People on a dark horizon praying somebody will save their lives

I was born on planet Earth
At a drastic time full of plastic mirth
And every day I've seen increasing signs
And you would too if you'd opened your eyes
You had a chance, you did not try
So now it's time to watch it die

Now it's time to watch it die!


Struck A Nerve

There's an old man on a city bus holding a candy cane - And it isn't even christmas
He sees a note in the obituary that his last friend has died
There's an infant clinging to his overweight mother in the cold - As they go to shop for cigarettes
And she spends her last dollar on a bottle of vodka for tonight

And I guess it struck a nerve
Like I had to squint my eyes
You can never get out of the line of sight
Like a barren winter day
Or a patch of unburned green
Like a tragic real dream
I guess it struck a nerve

Every day I wander in negative disposition - As I'm bombarded by superlatives
Realizing very well that I'm not alone
Introverted I look to tomorrow for salvation - But I'm thinking altruistically
And a wave of overwhelming doubt turns me to stone

And I guess it struck a nerve
Sent a murmur through my heart
We just haven't got time to crack the maze
Like a magic speeding clock
Or a cancer in our cells
A collision in the dark
I guess it struck a nerve
Watch out!

I try to close my eyes, but I cannot ignore the stimuli
If there's a purpose for us all it remains a secret to me
Don't ask me to justify my life

Cos I guess  it struck a nerve - It struck a nerve
Like I had to squint my eyes
You can never get out of the line of sight
Like a magic speeding clock
Or a cancer in our cells
A collision in the dark
I guess it struck a nerve


My Poor Friend Me

I know a man who doesn't have many friends
I know a place he lives where trouble never ends
I know it's hard for him to read between the lines
And his days are getting so much shorter

He simply turns away and dons a bitter frown
His world is crumbling, his ship is weighted down
He doesn't care as long as he can wear the crown
I know this man all too well

It's my poor friend me
A portrayal of the great dichotomy - great dichotomy
It's my poor friend me
And I'm running out of steam

I know there are people who are cynical and vane
They point their finger sos they can't accept the blame
They live their lives under a blanket of shame
And their progeny crawl from underneath it

Lately I've come to see the solution
And it begins with me
But I'm so fallibly human
I've picked the lock but will not turn the key, yeah!

A people running scared, we live, breathe and die
All too aware that time is slipping on by
We have solutions but don't even try
And I feel I know just who to blame

It's my poor friend me
A reminder of a tragic history - tragic history
It's my poor friend me
And I'm running out of steam


Lookin' In

Suddenly, it came to me
A potent dosage of reality
I saw myself in the broad daylight
And it made me think about life

I am not the kind of guy
Who nods his head with closed eyes
I scoff at labels, I defy censuses
And despise group mentality

All along I thought that this was only human
But I know now that I'm in the minority

I'm looking in - Looking in - Looking in
I'm looking in

Now I think in relation to
My fellow man and what he strives to do
We fail to see, there's no compromise
Our evolution is our demise

One day you may find that you are also one of me
A complex microcosm of the human race
Observing those around us desiring to belong
Behind the guise of salvation we suffer all along the way
Yeah!

We're looking in - Looking in - Looking in
We're looking in - Looking in - Looking in
Looking in - We're looking in


Don't Pray On Me

A grizzly scene on my electron beam told a story about human rights
So all the kings horses and all the kings men had a riot for two days and nights
Well the city exploded, but the gates wouldn't open, so the company asked him to quit
Now everybody's equal, just don't measure it

Well Hanson did it to Hester and Mark David did it to John
And maybe Jack did it to Marilyn, but he did it to South Vietnam
For beauty and glory, for money, love and country
Now Everybody's doing it, don't do that to me

A bitter debate and a feminine fate lie in tandem like two precious babes
While the former gets warmer, itís the latter that matters except on the nationís airways
And custodians of public opinion state fact after vainly discussing her rights
Lay hands off her body, itís not your fucking life

Now I don't know what stopped Jesus Christ from turning every hungry stone into bread
And I don't remember hearing how Moses reacted when the innocent first born sons lay dead
Well I guess God was a lot more demonstrative back when He flamboyantly parted the sea
Now everybody's praying - Don't pray on me
Said everybody's praying - Don't pray on me


Modern Day Catastrophists

Take those potatoes out of your ears
Listen to the warning verify all your fears
There's a world outside that's ready to blow
And we're all to blame when it finally explodes

You gotta listen up
Gotta listen to what they're saying to you
Gotta listen up
And think about what they're telling you

Temperature is rising, but the odorous way
It'll bury us alive in what we throw away
If we don't reuse most of our debris
Our kids can't go where nothing for free

You gotta listen up
Gotta think about what I'm telling you
Gotta listen up
And think about what I'm saying to you

They're the modern day catastrophists
They've got practical solutions
They're the self-appointed righteous pragmatics
And they know fifty ways to save the world

What makes you think you can cure our disease?
Maybe it's just our biology
Maybe it's time to make room for another species
This is the twenty-first century

Gotta listen up
Gotta think about what they're saying to you
Gotta listen up
And think about what they're telling you

They're the modern day catastrophists
They know all the right equations
They're the self-appointed righteous pragmatics
And you too can be one of the few to save the world

But you gotta listen up
And think about what they're telling you
Gotta listen up
And do exactly what they tell you to

They're the modern day catastrophists
Modern day catastrophists
Modern day catastrophists
Modern day catastrophists
Modern day catastrophists
Modern day catastrophists
Modern day catastrophists
Modern day catastrophists


Skyscraper

Come let us make bricks and burn them hard
We'll build a city with a tower for the world
And climb so we can reach anything we may propose
Anything at all

Build me up, tear me down like a skyscraper
Build me up, then tear down these joining walls
So they can't climb at all

I know why you tore down that day
You thought, that if you got caught we'd all go away
Like a spoiled little baby who can't come out to play
You had your revenge

Build me up, tear me down like a skyscraper
Build me up, then tear down these joining walls
So they can't climb at all

Well madness reigned, then paradise drowned
Well, Babel's walls came crashing down
Now the echoes roar for a story writ
That was hardly understood
And never any good

Build me up, tear me down like a skyscraper
Build me up, and tear down these joining walls
So they can't climb at all


Bad Religion.

No need to go further!! It's just Tripod publicity!!
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