All We've Ever Known

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lyrics

They hailed the vote with braying cheers
It was deja-vu, sepulchral fears
Materialise
With his father in those eyes
His voice betrayed the comforting sight
So they lock the hard points up tonight
Back to the killing zone
Their bombers cloud the sky
It's all we've ever known

It's all we've ever lived through
Those streets well trodden by our boots
Recognise the cries
That oh, so often echo through
Was it all for none?
Another year
Another bloody chapter closes
As another has begun

Normality is death and ruin overseas
Nuclear submarines
Weapon fairs where money speaks
The reaper wears a suit and tie
Ask no questions hear no lies
Pension pots and hedge funds grow
War's a way of life
It's all we've ever known

Old Shuck will look you in the eye
Where the butcher's apron flies

See them act so tough
No hesitation, fear or bluff
Don’t bare the cost, cannon fodder kids shipped off
Safe are their own to play no role
Not when dying is for the proles
Watching lesser mortals bleed
Life is cheap when overseas it's all we know

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from Look To The Skies, released June 15, 2018

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