Let Them Eat Thomas Paine (Dillinger Four)

It's a simple as fear, just as stupid as hate It's as fragile as humility It's the way that we deal, what we truly feel About everything we see Rally 'round a cage or act your age I gauge old messages scratched forever in a prison wall We know what we're capable of but don't seem to care at all Rally 'round a cage and don't make a fuss Rally 'round a cage Who am I if I'm not aware that I'm one of us It's a question of trust Rally 'round a cage, cringe at the paper then place the blame on "these days" As if we don't know what we've seen 'til we view it on the big screen Understand it's not getting any better and it's growing outside A price paid in full for the conscience that lied All the billboards in the world can't cover our eyes I don't understand Don't tread on me But we act like we didn't know, then kids shoot kids or community defies its role Then of course it's everyone's fault except anyone we might know Tell me are the colors of the flag much prettier to see When viewed from the requisite comfort of the knees We're the loyal little chorus still singing out "please" I can't understand Don't tread on me One little, two little, three little pink slips, four Where "family values" are a value most can't afford Rally 'round a cage, to the new hit song Rally 'round a cage, called "how could we be wrong" Rally 'round a cage, c'mon do the goose step to a state-subsidized sing-along With one side yanking a line called damage control While groaning 'cause they feel that the national razor went dull But the other is a place I call home Where solidarity is seldom shown Where taxes paid is like spade to a dog with a thrift-store bone This isn't me, it couldn't be, this isn't me It will never be