Cycles of Ignorance

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Reflecting on this halted state of our so-called civilization
Consequence of foregone events
A lack of imagination
In 2016, how did it feel to get crushed by a vote of mass appeal?
Revolution of the spinning wheel
Returned to its destination

While ancient columns crack and crumble
Oracles misread the signs
Signals of this feigned rebellion
A nation scattered, in decline

If history is embryonic and ages past are intertwined,
Is this disease our own creation or an artifact from another time?

And if I put my faith in the human race
Or if I try to resist, I get cycles of ignorance
Lead me to the light, or give up the fight
What's the difference?
Still cycles of ignorance

We can blame the corporate media who forsake the truth just to sell a lie
Or archaic founding fathers gazing with an all-seeing eye
The media runs on advertising, subscribing us to our darkest fears
And evil men are done devising
Dead in the ground two hundred years

If you drive out all the politicians
Those criminals are all the same
Just to wind back in the same position
The only outcome of this game
'Cause time again we've demonstrated
How frightened sheep get led astray
Tonight the wolves are fat and hungry
Seems like it always ends up that way

And if I lose my faith in the human race
Or if I try to resist I get cycles of ignorance
Lead me to the light, or give up the fight
Makes no difference
Still cycles of ignorance

Power leads to power
Leads to people taking power for the powerful people
Leads to less and more than equal
Leads to taking back the power
Revolution of the hour til the deals turn sour
Leads to death and destruction
Leads to cancerous corruption

An angry young man becomes a bitter old fool
And the bitter old fool just perpetuates their duel for another territory
Another quest for glory
Until an angry young man plans and starts to understand
Starts thirsting for power and a place up in the tower
Another quest for glory becomes the same old story


from Virtual Democracy, released March 3, 2020
Shawn Her Many Horses - drum programming, synth, vocals


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