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The Last Brigade

don't want to overthrow the day
there's got to be a better way
don't want to hurt nobody
I just want to get away
just want to close my eyes now
wish the world would go away
this is the last brigade
the world looked into our eyes
and gave us promises and lies
they said we had the future
look at what that means today
they said we were the future
so long as we played it their way
this is the last brigade
so we're gonna overthrow the day
but there's got to be another way
now you don't like the system
but what's the system anyway
I don't want to march to any drums
I just want to find my own way
and I'm through with all the hate
this is the last brigade

Looking for Something

I'm looking for the truth
can't find one anywhere
just looking for the truth
I know there's one out there
looking for something . . .
looking for something
that I can believe in
looking for something . . .
looking for something
that I can believe in now
living in a daydream world
til the real one fades away
we never saw much in their world
and we're better off that way
looking for something . . .
looking for something
that we can believe in
looking for something . . .
looking for something
that we can believe in now
what are we doing here?
And if you ask me
what it is
what we're looking for
well I don't know

Break the Walls

moved by a movie
medium is the message now
you're saying do the right thing
but then you turn around
you turn around and
do it wrong
you gotta break the walls
not build them up
break the walls
not build them up
break the walls
you've gotta break the walls
you're taking it way too far
now racists come
in all shapes and colors too
I'm so sick of all the bullshit
I'm sick of louis farrakhan
I'm sick of jesse helms
you gotta break the walls
not build them up
break the walls
not build them up
break the walls
you've gotta break the walls
you're taking it way too far
taking it way too fast
don't blame me or my friends
for the sins of the past
you want to make me abandon you
you want to make me abandon you
you want to make me abandon you
but I don't want to
but I don't want to
but I don't want to

At Home in the Wasteland

you're looking around
trying not to notice
that things are really falling down
everywhere we go
we see the signs there
and I don't see it coming round
will I ever know
a brighter future staying here
will I ever know
all of the promises from years ago
but as we grew we know
they're far from here
will we ever know
a brighter future
or see a 1,000 points of light
just all the talking of politicians
who never seem to get it right
will I ever know
a brighter future staying here
will I ever know
all of the promises from years ago
but as we grew we knew
it's far from here
far from here . . .
sometimes I get so wound up
I want to take my mind
I want to get away
but everywhere I look
I know it's the same as yesterday
will we ever know
a brighter future?

Rain

it's out of control
going too fast
seeing things you never thought would last
like a blind man who takes the blind off
like a blind man who takes the blind off
naked truth hits you like the sun
between your eyes
naked truth hits you like the sun
between your eyes
and everything's coming straight at you
but nothing hurts you like the truth
you've got to hold on to
the things that you believe in
do you remember all the things that we believe in?
Just hold on
tear in my eye
still I sit here and laugh
you won't see it when I walk away
and everybody has got their advice
but you've got a problem
and no one can help when it's up to you
no one can help when it's up to you
just hold on
it's time

Turn Away

turn away just don't let her turn away
other way just don't look the other way
and if you'd seen her face
if you'd seen her
just a smile that was withering away
I wanna look but it's gonna be too late
untouched by another persons fate
and I don't like that
turn away just don't let her turn away
other way just don't look the other way
oblivious to haze
too good to turn away
don't turn away

Air Conditioner

say we're bored and disaffected
well I wonder how we got that way
I can't see the silver lining
can't even see the sun
beneath the skies of grey
hearing voices inside my head
you sing commercials when you walk along
think of what you're really saying
now you pour your heart out in their song . . .
but I guess my way is good
well it's the way I know
hearing things you'll never hear
and if you did, you wouldn't listen anyway
and I know it's hard
well I know it's hard
I know it's hard for you to understand
I know, I know . . .
maybe tomorrow we'll find a way

The Greenest Field

so where is all this going
does anybody know
shed a thousand tears
but what have we got to show
crime and hate and war
they're still there all around
giving our hearts so long
are we screaming without a sound
are we making a difference
or wasting our time
can you tell me?
Well now I'm getting older
will I ever see
the peace on earth that starts
with you and me
well if all the world's a stage
then I've got my part to play
are we making a difference
or wasting our time
can you tell me?
Is it the greenest field
don't you think it's kind of sick
to lead a pointless life
call yourself a different kind
but do you even try
well I'm not pointing my fingers at you
there's just so much that we can do
and all you can do in life is try
to light up the sky

Straw

in the midst of changing times
I look around and fear unknowns
fear changes in my mind
we're seeing all this change
we're hearing promises
but will these changing days
mean a bright new tomorrow?
In my mind
in my mind it's all the same
when assumptions of the past
come crumbling down like berlin walls
and everything we thought would last
becomes nothing at all
evil empires fade away
and all the fears we knew dissolve
but will these changing days
mean a bright new tomorrow?
In my mind
in my mind
it's all the same
and if I close my eyes
then I can see the world

Finally Here

that time of the day is finally here
better go and answer
what was the future is not very clear
now it's the only way that you know
even if it started in the past
you better go and answer
don't put it off cause it doesn't last
sometimes I wake up into another
dream
a dream not reality
that's not he way it seems
you can't run away and look behind
time's test will show you the path
there is no way to alter yesterday
your hour's running down - out of sand
I walk down the shaded streets
in the middle of the night
no matter what I tell myself
it'll end up with a fight
that time of the day is finally here
better go and answer
even the future must come to an end
sometimes I wake up into another
dream
a dream not reality that's not the way it
seems
I look around at home
I'm feeling all alone
nothing to turn to nothing to turn to

Our Own Way

seeing good and badness all around
when I look around this place
sometimes I just want to get away
then I close my eyes
til I see her face
then I can see
the whole world in front of me
and as I drive through sunshine
radio playing, now the world's o.k.
I hold her hand, it's all I want
it's all I need
I feel alright inside today
now I can see
the whole world in front of me
and if I'm awake at nighttime
singing to myself then it's o.k.
I look over
I can see her face
then I know we finally found the way
thank you

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