Allegiance

You ask for my allegiance
no matter what you do
You ask for my trust,
but nothing you tell me is true
You put stars in my eyes
to color the view
And if I think for myself
then I'm a traitor to you

In the name of your god
you try to fill me with hate
And you make it seem right
with all the lies you create
You live to annihilate
whoever gets in your way
It's only power you seek
at the end of each blood-soaked day

Allegiance


just close your eyes
Allegiance


just close your mind

When the bombs start to fall
you say that you care
And that the innocents you slaughter
just got in the way
It's good versus evil
in a world gone mad
And as you tear it to pieces,
the rest of us pay

You're full of righteous indignation
when it serves your needs
But you're Machiavelli in a suit
when the world starts to bleed
You take what you want,
then you just keep taking more
Sinking your teeth in deeper
until they?re scratching bone

Allegiance


just close your eyes
Allegiance


just close your mind

You ride your white horse
over the bodies at your feet
And all you can say
is "Now I've set you free!"
You ride your white horse
through the wasteland and say
"How can they hate me?
Look what I've made!"



© Gil A. Waters
www.gilwaters.com