Divided Nation

Do I divide, or raise the banner high

Of a dying nation (a flame that’s failing?)

(you said you want it, don’t you want it, don’t you throw it away)

 

If you ask me what I’m feeling

May not like what I say

But if it’s so called freedom-of-speech, well

(You said you want it! Don’t you want it! Don’t you throw it away!)


In the Land of the Free

And the Home of the Brave

We can’t talk like we own ourselves

(You said you want it, hope you know you’ll never silence me!)

If everything’s an apology

We’re only lying to ourselves!

 

Do I divide, or raise the banner high

Of a dying nation, a flame that’s failing

Should I arise, with my arms lifted high

And a heart unshaken

(a blade unstained!)

 

Everyone’s up in arms,

Dying to be the right ones

As the grand stories of the media sell

(You say and claim it, fabricate it, don’t you lie to my face!)

 

But let the conflict come

So we can grow as one,

Don’t believe the spreading lies

(You’ll only conquer to divide but never fight to grow inside!)

If we claim all words as hypocrisy, we only do this to ourselves!

 

Do I divide, or raise the banner high

Of a dying nation, a flame that’s failing

Should I arise, with my arms lifted high

And a heart unshaken

(a blade unstained!)

 

This wasn’t how it’s supposed to be

We’re not the patriots we promised

When you go to war for lost causes

We’re just soldiers with bloody badges

Riots replace democracy

But that’s okay, it’s the ‘Merican way

Dissension is the virus

(I pledge allegiance to the United States of this American crisis!)

 

(You said you want it, I still want it,

Don’t you want it? Don’t you need it?

Don’t you throw it away!)