The anchor man is calling, he's dragging me awake
He feeds me news, the worldwide blues, the moves our leaders make
Sickly smiles on sofas preach "Let them eat fruit, not cake"
A twentyfirst century nanny-land nags us through a new day

Panicked, packed and running, make sure that we're not late
We're herded in like cattle to the slaughter through the workhouse gate
Driven by our masters we're shackled to the interest rate
You must exceed your target, human resourse 51698

It's my life and you can't have it

You trouble making shit, we've come to tear your palace down
How dare you think, get back in line
We need your fat and flesh to feed our big machine
Live work and die, there's a good boy

Don't smoke, don't drink, don't eat, don't think,work hard, don't slack, pay tax
Don't spend, don't stray, don't bend, don't pray, don't cry, don't die
Don't feel, don't try, no fun, no time, don't sleep, don't stop, work till you drop
Don't love, don't live, we don't forgive, don't fight the machine, you won't survive
Don't stop, don't think, don't shake your waking sleep
Don't hope, don't dream, don't dare to fight the machine

I remember those afternoons in bed, we laughed and loved and life stretched out ahead
And as the day melts into night, we'd plan a course to live our lives
But where did the time go? It drained away like the sand
Whatever happened to our dreams, they slipped through our hands

The grinding wheels keep churning, tearing souls apart
Devouring dreams and lovers schemes
Free thinkers, men of art
We are all just numbers
A target market, marked
But we can rise against the tide
The fish must kill the shark

It's my life and you can't have it

I will not break, I will not fall
I will not compromise for anyone at all
This is my life, you can't take
Knock me down, but I won't break
I'm invincible, I'm invincible

Break my will, steal my pride
As long as you are by my side
I am invincible, I am invincible