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Author's Chapter Notes:
The Revolution is still on...
Here we are again, the next turn of the wheel
so how does it feel at the raw end of this deal?
The 7th Generation at the 11th Hour
Is there anyone left to fight the Power?
A hand to lend, something left to defend?
The Voice From the Back speaks up again
to question the answers, corrupting the youth
in the face of endless lies, I spit truth
Want proof? Look around you, it surrounds you
even after years of denial, it's found you
It was bound to, 'cause things are not what they seem
People gotta wake up from the American Dream
I could just scream, 'cause it's become a nightmare
There's no one left with the will to fight there
just let themselves go quietly into the night there
Any who might care, just try it, defy it
They say it's a riot, but I don't buy it
Won't be quiet, I'm down for the Unity
no diplomatic immunity, for you to see
opportunity is what's best for the community
In perpetuity, because united or divided
the fate of this world will be decided
by those of us who're still fighting it
Pass the flame to the next candle, lighting it
the light can only increase, won't be diminished
It's an endless task that's never finished
So many times, the outlines have been drawn
not over yet, the Revolution is still on


The place is here, the time is now, for revolution
to make a stand, no matter how, for resolution
Be part of the solution, not the problem
put our heads together & solve 'em
Spread the fire of learning & keep it burning
the freedom for which we're all yearning
Tables are turning, a reason to stand strong
Something's wrong, we knew it all along
it's a battle plan buried in a song
So take a chance before it's gone
Take some fire & pass it on


Alarms, a call to arms, a war declared
on the air, bombarding us with Subliminal Warfare
If you care, ask when speaking your mind became a crime?
Who says the Voice of Reason don't know how to rhyme?
I align myself with actions, not with factions
to combat Weapons of Mass Distraction
Search & destroy, trackin' down decoys
all the propganda, gimmicks & ploys
So where's the fire? The burning desire
to free ourselves from this Evil Empire?
To form an Alliance born of defiance
Reach out & break the Code of Silence
enforced by violence, calling all who represent
Droppin' science & history, past-to-present
All the players & the haters, critical commentators
to put aside their differences for later
Not mere spectators, be our own liberators
Investigators & reporters, witnesses the world over
to testify just like the wistleblowers
All the scholars & the ballers, the blue- & white-collars
the boycotters & militant pacifists to holler
With anarchists who resist with raised fists & shout
won't Cease & Desist without the unemployed, the burnouts
or anyone else who has the guts to turn out
Put the word out, we all have something at stake
'til everyone awakes, what will it take?
For the hour grows late, how long will we wait
to change our course from a preventable fate?
Don't hesitate, join hands & take a stand
rise up & join forces while we still can


The place is here, the time is now, for revolution
to make a stand, no matter how, for resolution
Be part of the solution, not the problem
put our heads together & solve 'em
Spread the fire of learning & keep it burning
the freedom for which we're all yearning
Tables are turning, a reason to stand strong
Something's wrong, we knew it all along
it's a battle plan buried in a song
So take a chance before it's gone
Take some fire & pass it on



Tell me...
Do you wanna have a choice? Wanna have a voice?
Wanna just be drowned out by all the white noise?
Do you wanna be maimed? Wanna be tamed?
For everything to just go on being the same?
Do you wanna be laid low for the status quo?
Without the answers, do you really wanna know?
Wanna be sedated? Wanna be medicated?
Just so that your life won't get "complicated"?
Wanna be sent to battle whenever sabers rattle?
Do you wanna just be herded like cattle?
Branded like sheep, fattened up on junk food?
To be bar-coded? Do you wanna be subdued?
Wanna be screwed over in the name of Order?
Just Business As Usual each fiscal quarter?
Do you wanna just complain? Wanna be restrained?
Just live in quiet desperation & pain?
Wanna buy the very chains that would bind you?
Just run 'til there's no place left they can't find you?
Do you wanna be betrayed? Wanna be afraid?
When you finally learn the price you've paid?
Wanna be too late? Wanna be the last? All by yourself?
All that's left when there is nobody else?
Or do you wanna be free? Want a brighter destiny?
Just to be? To take back your liberty?
If that New Day never came, we still fight just the same
This endless struggle for freedom is still game
From those who came before, take up the flame
Each line they draw, we'll cross it, make an investment deposit
to take the chance for tomorrow before we've lost it
because the best way to predict the future is to cause it


The place is here, the time is now, for revolution
to make a stand, no matter how, for resolution
Be part of the solution, not the problem
put our heads together & solve 'em
Spread the fire of learning & keep it burning
the freedom for which we're all yearning
Tables are turning, a reason to stand strong
Something's wrong, we knew it all along
it's a battle plan buried in a song
So take a chance before it's gone
Take some fire & pass it on
Chapter End Notes:
-circa 2003, revised 07/05/05

One September night, I fell asleep in the United States of America... I've spent more than a decade trying to figure out where the hell I woke up. :(

After all these years, on this grim anniversary, I can think of no more meaningful way to honor the dead than to bring back all of the freedoms they enjoyed in life for future generations.
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