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TESTED / TESTOWANI (1997)

1. Operation Rescue
2. Punk Rock Song
3. Tomorrow
4. A Walk
5. God Song
6. Pity the Dead
7. 1000 More Fools
8. Drunk Sincerity
9. Generator
10. Change of Ideas
11. Portrait of Authority
12. What it is
13. Dream of Unity (Graffin)
14. Sanity
15. American Jesus
16. Do What You Want
17. Part III
18. 10 in 2010
19. No Direction
20. Along the Way
21. Recipe for Hate
22. Fuck Armageddon
23. It's Reciprocal (Graffin, Baker, Schayer)
24. Struck a Nerve
25. Leave Mine to Me
26. Tested (Graffin)
27. No Control



1. Operation Rescue

it's an s.o.s sent out telepathically
signs of our distress don't allow complacency
we need restoration now of our integrity
and a drastic bold reminder of our morality

the rectifying troop is here
the ones we have needed all these years to stop
the heinous wrongdoings and verify our moral
benevolence as a people

operation rescue
they're here to right our fall
they have heard a troubled call
operation rescue
you may wonder where they come from
but I just wonder why they're here at all

life ever-after is what they're in business for
see them brandish the key to their kingdoms door
it's persuasive, it's a part of you and me
but it's not overwhelming as they wish it to be

if no one believed in fairy tales
there would be nothing they could do but fail
yet everywhere we look someone is trying to reassure
our moral benevolence as a people

operation rescue
they're here to right our fall
they have heard a troubled call
operation rescue
you may wonder where they come from
but I just wonder what compels them all


2. Punk Rock Song

have you been to the desert?
have you walked with the dead?
there's a hundred thousand children being killed for their bread
and the figures don't lie they speak of human disease
but we do what we want and we think what we please

have you lived the experience?
have you witnessed the plague?
people making babies sometimes just to escape
in this land of competition the compassion is gone
yet we ignore the needy and we keep pushing on
we keep pushing on

this is just a punk rock song
written for the people who can see something's wrong
like ants in a colony we do our share
but there's so many other fuckin' insects out there
and this is just a punk rock song

have you visited the quagmire?
have you swam in the shit?
the party conventions and the real politic
the faces always different, the rhetoric the same
but we swallow it, and we see nothing change
nothing has changed...

this is just a punk rock song
written for the people who can see something's wrong
like workers in a company we do our share
but there's so many other fuckin' robots out there
and this is just a punk rock song

10 million dollars on a losing campaign
20 million starving and writhing in pain
big strong people unwilling to give
small in vision and perspective
one in five kids below the poverty line
one population runnin' out of time

this is just a punk rock song
written for the people who can see something's wrong
like ants in a colony we do our share
but there's so many other fuckin' insects out there
and the figures don't lie they speak of human disease
but we do what we want and we think what we please
one in five kids below the poverty line
one motherfucker runnin' out of time


3. Tomorrow

every day we profit so
leaning towards the great unknown
asking how it pertains to tomorrow
aim for places we've not been
trample paths that go between
yesterdays foundations and tomorrow

it's the way they say it's got to be
we spear ahead and forge our destiny
who do they represent?
who do you believe?
make a sound decision for others to heed

try to set a faster pace
try to build a master race
one that will make a contribution to tomorrow

it's the way they say it's got to be
we put aside our fears and make history
the clothes are in the dryer and the writing is on the wall
we're doing everything we can stop this fall

everyday we profit so
leaning towards the great unknown


4. A Walk

I'm going for a walk
not the after dinner kind
I'm gonna use my hands
and I'm gonna use my mind

and who the hell are you to tell me what to do?
you can't even tie your own fuckin' shoes
your closet is a mess, and your backyard's falling down
and I have no grand ideas or intentions of sticking around

and I'm gonna build a world
independant and exempt
all alone I'll be an empire
with no mortgage and no rent

and I don't need to live in your stinking zoo (fucked up too!)
you can't even feed the animals donated to you
your storage sheds are ramshackled, flies decorate the walls
and you expect me to die here in this shit-filled tiny stall?
I'm going for a walk

and I know you're watching everything I do
call me threat to your children call me socially unglued
call me master of insanity, unable to relate
call me lazy, bane and filthy
call me monstrous reprobate

I'm going for a walk
and there's nothing you can do
because I don't have to live like you
I'm going for a walk


5. God Song

and did those feet in ancient times
trod America's pastures of green?
and did that anthropocentric God
wane with their thoughts and beliefs all unseen?

I don't think so
he's up there with the others lying low
vying with those who you've traded
your life to bless your soul

and have they told you how to think
cleansed your mind of sepsis and autonomy?
or have you escaped scrutiny
and regaled yourself with depravity?

now we all see, "religion is just synthetic frippery
unnecessary in our expanding
global cultural efficiency"

now don't you fear this impasse
we have built to our future?
ever so near
and oh so austere


6. Pity the Dead

there's a boy in crimson rags with a grimace and a spoon
and a little sullen girl face-up staring at the moon
and there's no one around to hear their lonesome cries
so they pass away alone into the night

why do we pity the dead?
are you churned by emotion from voices in your head?
look at all the living and you'll ask yourself why
oh why do we
pity the dead?

well, you've seen the disease, suffering and decay
and you whisper to yourself blissfully "it's okay"
and you still refuse the possibility
that the dead are better off than we

why do we pity the dead?
are you scared of the logic that swirls within your head
look at all the living and you'll ask yourself why
oh why do we
pity the dead?
pity the dead!

tell me what you see, tell me what you know
is there anyone who lives a painless life?
if there is show me so
the destitute and famished
demonic and the banished
dejected and the ostracized
the brainwashed and the paralyzed
the conquered and objectified
the few who see the other side
tell me what you see!
It's a mortal wretched cacophony

in the end you may find there's no guiding subtle light
no ancestors or friends, no judge of wrong or right
just eternal silence and dormancy
and a final everlasting peace


7. 1000 More Fools

I heard them say that the meek shall reign on Earth
phantasmal myriads of sane bucolic birth
I've seen the rapture in a starving baby's eyes
Inchoate beatitude
the Lord of the flies

and what does it mean
when your mind starts to stray?
kaleidoscopic images of love on the way
brother you'd better get down on your ass and pay
1000 more fools are being born
every fucking day

they try to tell me that the lamb is on the way
with microwave transmissions
they bombard us every day
the masses are obsequious
contented in their sleep
the vortex of their minds ensconced within
the murky deep

and what does it mean
when your mind starts to stray?
kaleidoscopic images of love on the way
all of you'd better get down on your ass and pay
1000 more fools are being born
every fucking day


8. Drunk Sincerity

the smell of virgin pages wafted through the swinging doors
and the croaking speech he'd heard from countries counselors before
they said "we all care for you, we know how you suffer
but I know you can succed, I used to have it so much rougher"

there's hope in the words and emotion in the eyes
it's so easy to be misled by the savvy gentle guise
and like fools we trust the delivery
but it's all just drunk sincerity

in maternal family assembly poised regarding the blue tube
the numbers crept up higher and the hawks stayed out of view
then the generals said "we don't want our boys dead
your sons and your husbands will be coming back heroes soon"

with steam, heat, and rhythm in the back seat of the car
and adolescent perspective projecting life's forecast to the stars
you heard love from the lips and you were rapt by the hips
and the promise was eternal but you couldn't see that far


9. Generator

like a rock, like a planet
like a fucking atom bomb
I'll remain unperturbed by the joy and the madness
that I encounter everywhere I turn
I've seen it all along
in books and magazines
like a twitch before dying
like a pornographic sea
there's a flower behind the window
there's an ugly laughing man
like a hummingbird in silence
like the blood on my door
it's the generator

oh yeah, oh yeah, like the blood on my door
wash me clean and I will run until I reach the shore
I've known it all along like the bone under my skin
like actors in a photograph
like paper in the wind
there's a hammer by the window
there's a knife on the floor
like turbines in darkness
like the blood on my door
it's the generator


10. Change of Ideas

well the sheaves have all been brought
but the fields have washed away
and the palaces now stand
where the coffins all were laid
and the times we see ahead
we must glaze with rosy hues
for we don't wish to admit
what it is we have to lose

millennia in coming
the modern age is here
it sanctifies the future yet renders us with fear

so many theories, so many prophecies
what we do need is a change of ideas
when we are scared
we can hide in our reveries
but what we need is a change of ideas
change of ideas, change of ideas
what we need now is a change of ideas


11. Portrait of Authority

nothing more, nothing less
an icon on the wall, decoration and duress
that which many strive to be
it's the marble statue standing over me
and nobody has the will to tear it down
it determines wrong and right
but to me it's just a stereotype
and it makes us lose our sight

the portrait of authority
you tell me that's what I'm supposed to be

another time, another man
an oppressive intrusion
and a plague across his land
and it haunts him every day
it tells him he has no chance
his hopes just fades away
and he lives his life prepared to tear it down
but he can't muster the support
and to him it's just a stereotype
of his life-long fight

the portrait of authority
it embodies what he cannot be


12. What It Is

there's a purpose, and there's a goal
there's a virtuos, and immoral
there's a reason for all of this
but I don't know what it is

I am one, and plural too
I accept them but they exclude
I could make sense of all of this
but I don't know what it is

the seeds of inspiration never germinated in my mind
the beacon of awakening is somewhere that I can't find, so
I don't know what it is

there's a beginning, and there's an end
there's a climax, some would contend
there's a way to signify this
but I don't know what it is

I don't know what it is
show me something more than definitive
I don't know what it is


13. Dream of Unity

I had a dream of unity
where we would walk side by side
but today I see that it's only me
just tryin' to get by

sometimes we strive undeterred
to walk as one toward our goals
but as people stray toward more selfish ways
we see we have no control

I had a dream of unity
where we would walk side by side
but today I see that it's only me
just tryin' to get by
just tryin' to get by


13. Sen o jedności (tłum. Ofmika)

miałem sen o jedności
w którym szliśmy obok siebie
ale dziś widzę, że to tylko ja
probuję jakoś dać sobie radę

czasem staramy się nieugięcie
dążyć wspólnie ku naszym celom
ale kiedy ludzie błądzą po samolubnych drogach
widzimy, że nie mamy kontroli

miałem sen o jedności
w którym szliśmy obok siebie
ale dziś widzę, że to tylko ja
probuję jakoś dać sobie radę
probuję jakoś dać sobie radę
14. Sanity

there's a watch in my pocket and its hands are broken
the face is blank but the gears are turning
confusion is a fundamental state of mind
it doesn't really matter what I'm figuring out
I'm guaranteed to wind up in a state of doubt

and sanity is a full-time job
in a world that's always changing
and sanity is a state of mind that you believe in
sanity

there's a shadow on the wall where the paint is peeling
my body's moving forward but my mind is reeling
depression is a fundamental state of being
it never really matters how my day has turned out
I always end up living in a world of doubt

and sanity is a full-time job
in a world that's always changing
and sanity it can make you strong if you believe in
sanity

and sanity is a full-time job
in a world that's always changing
and sanity will make you strong if you believe in
sanity


15. American Jesus

I don't need to be a global citizen
because I'm blessed by nationality
I'm a member of a growing populace
we enforced our popularity
there are things that seem to pull us under
and there are things that drag us down
but there's a power and a vital presence
that's lurking all around

we've got the american Jesus
see him on the interstate
we've got the american Jesus
he helped build the president's estate

I feel sorry for the Earth's population
'cuz so few live in the U.S.A.
at least the foreigners can copy our morality
they can visit but they cannot stay
only precious few can garner our prosperity
it makes us walkwith renewed confidence
we've got a place to go when we die
and the architect resides right here

we've got the american Jesus
bolstering national faith
we've got the american Jesus
overwhelming millions every day

he's the farmer barren fields
the force the army wields
the expression in the faces
of the starving millions
the power of the man
he's the fuel that drives the clan
he's the motive and the conscience
of the murderer
he's the preacher on TV
the false sincerity
the form letters that written by
the big computers
he's the nuclear bombs
and the kids with no moms
and I'm fearful that
he's inside me
(In God we trust
because he's one of us
break down, cave in
we can redeem your sins
strong heart, clear minds
and infinitely kind
you lose, we win
he is our champion!)

we've got the american Jesus
see him on the interstate
we've got the american Jesus
exercising his authority
we've got the american Jesus
bolstering national faith
we've got the american Jesus

one nation under God...


16. Do What You Want

hey, do what you want, but don't do it around me
idleness and dissipation breed apathy
I sit on my ass all goddamn day
a misanthropic anthropoid with nothing to

say what you must, do all you can
break all the fucking rules
and go to hell with Superman
and die like a champion ya hey!

hey, I don't know if the billions will survive
but I'll believe in God when one and one are five
my moniker is man and I'm rotten to the core
I'll tear down the building just to pass through the door

so do what you must, do all you can
break all the fucking rules
and go to hell with Superman
and die like a champion ya hey!


17. Part III

the final page is written in the books of history
as man unleashed his deadly bombs and sent troops overseas
to fight a war which can't be won and kills the human race
a show of greed and ignorance, man's quest for dominance

they say when a mistake is made, a lesson has been learned
but this time, there's a second chance, the hate engulfs the world
a million lives are lost each day, a city slowly burns
a mother holds her dying child, but no one is concerned!


18. 10 in 2010

parched, cracked mouths, empty swollen guts
sun-baked pavement encroaches on us
haves and have-nots together at last
brutally engaged in mortal combat
10 in 2010

what kind of God orchestrates such a thing?
10 in 2010
ten billion people all suffering
10 in 2010
truth is not an issue just hungry mouths to feed
10 in 2010
forget what you want, scrounge the things you need
10 in 2010

happy and content it can't happen to you
10 in 2010
fifteen years we'll think of a solution
10 in 2010
it won't just appear in one day
10 in 2010
for ten in twenty-ten we're well on our way
10 in 2010

like piercing ear darts, I heard the news today
ten billion people... coming your way


19. No Direction

a sullen figure walks along a dusty road
his life was holy and he couldn't bear the load
he left his people and simple life behind
he raised his torso and looked into the sky
shouting his questions, looking for directions
"what do I do now?"

now a confused schoolgirl stares at the T.V. tray
the stresses of maturing compound every day
she glances up to see her favorite video
and gets ideas from Courtney's nasty clothes
in need of affection, she craves a direction
her heroes offer her

everyone's looking for something
and they assume somebody else knows what it is
no one can live without the decisions of their own
it seems so they look to someone else
to tell them what to be
tell'em what to wear
tell'em what to say
tell'em how to act and think
and compel others compulsively
until the world is all like them

a righteous student came and asked me to reflect
he judged my lifestyle was politically incorrect
I don't believe in self important folks who preach
no Bad Religion song can make your life complete
prepare for rejection
you'll get no direction from me
you'll get no direction from me


20. Along the Way

I refuse to abuse what is kind to the Muse
but it's there and it's happening to me along the way
as we go through the snow, we cannot forget our foes
but the dinner's always waiting at the table 'long the way, yeah

what you see, not for me, isn't what you planned to be
but you'll have what you wanted in the end along the way
and we'll try as we cry and our brothers pass us by
to be strong through the ages of our tears along the way, yeah

now we grow as we show that the morals we must know
will be shapen and mistaken by the falls along the way
but regret, don't forget, to find love and happiness
unless you're willing to be strong when they are gone along the way
like Tommy, you are free, and you will not follow me
until we see each other once more on the path along the way


21. Recipe For Hate

can't you feel it, can't you see it
the promise of prosperity
it's overwhelming you and me
it afflicts us like a disease
ubiquitous compelling too
we cling to you like crazy glue
and inject such a potent seed
it's best for all humanity

the spread of culture
the sword of progress
the vector of suffrage
a warm and septic breeze
the pomp and elation
the duty and vocation
the blood of the hybrid
it's just a recipe

re-living our ancestry
the frightful lack of harmony
our fore-fathers who led the way
their victims are still here today
now it's time to erase the story
of our bogus fate
our history as it's portrayed
it's just a recipe for hate
a recipe for hate


22. Fuck Armageddon...This Is Hell

there's people out there that say I'm not good
'cause I don't believe the things that I should
and when the final conflict comes, I'll be so sorry I did wrong
and hope and pray that our Lord God will think I'm good

countries manufacture bombs and guns
to kill your brother for something that he hasn't even done
smog is ruining my lungs, but they aren't sorry they've done wrong
they hide behind their lies that they're helping everyone

in the end the good will go to heaven up above
the bad will perish in the depths of hell
how could hell be any worse when life alone's fuckin' curse?
fuck Armageddon, this is hell

we're living in the denoument of the battle's gripping awe
so what's the use of being good to satisfy them all?
how could hell be any worse? 'cisco is a fuckin' curse!
fuck Armageddon, this is hell


23. It's Reciprocal

hoarding turns allure to discontent
altruism's a grind all its own
morning makes you know your inner self
but love is just as pure as you both because
it's reciprocal, it's reciprocal
it's reciprocal, it's reciprocal

when true love is metaphysical
venal desires we learn to beset
you and me we've got a special thing
but I want you to never forget
it's reciprocal, it's reciprocal
it's reciprocal, it's reciprocal

each bedtime I stir with regret
guilty and vain, hoping for retribution
charity's immune from my demands
I don't expect a thing from the weak
but you my love are measured and compared
predisposed to my profane decree
it's reciprocal, it's reciprocal
it's reciprocal, it's reciprocal


23. To jest wzajemne (tłum. Nikt)

ogrodzenie zmienia powab w niezadowolenie
altruizm sam w sobie jest harówką
poranek sprawia, że poznajesz swe wewnętrzne "ja"
ale miłość jest tak czysta, jak wy oboje, ponieważ
to jest wzajemne, to jest wzajemne
to jest wzajemne, to jest wzajemne

kiedy prawdziwa miłość jest metafizyczna
uczymy się walczyć ze sprzedajnymi pokusami
ty i ja mamy coś szczególnego
ale nie możesz nigdy zapomnieć, że
to jest wzajemne, to jest wzajemne
to jest wzajemne, to jest wzajemne

ilekroć kładę się spać, rozczulam się z żalem
winny i próżny, w nadziei na odpłatę
dobroczynność jest odporna na moje wymagania
nie oczekuję niczego od słabych
ale ty, moja miłości, jesteś zmierzona i porównana
predysponowana do mojego bluźnierczego zarządzenia
to jest wzajemne, to jest wzajemne
to jest wzajemne, to jest wzajemne
24. Struck a Nerve

there's an old man on a city bus
holding a candy cane
but it isn't even Christmas
he sees a note in the obituary that
his last friend has died
there's an infant clinging to
his overweight mother as they go to
shop for cigarettes
and she spends her last dollar
for a bottle of vodka for tonight

and I guess it struck a nerve
like I had to squint my eyes
you can never get out of the line of sight
like a barren winter day
or a patch of unburned green
like a tragic real dream
I guess it struck a nerve

every day I wander in negative disposition
as I'm bombarded by superlatives
realizing very well that I'm not alone
introverted I look to tomorrow for salvation
but I'm thinking altruistically
and a wave of overwhelming doubt
turns me to stone

and I guess it struck a nerve
sent a murmur through my heart
we just haven't got time to crack the maze
like a magic speeding clock
or a cancer in our cells
a collision in the dark
I guess it struck a nerve

I try to close my eyes
but I cannot ignore the stimuli
if there's a purpose for us all
it remains a secret to me
don't ask me to justify my life


25. Leave Mine to Me

there are desperate times upon us
there are codes of white and black
political resentment and people start to crack
there's hate and opposition
there's fumbling dialog
yet you sit there and judge me
and you think it makes a difference

if you think I'm all alone you are foolishly wrong
there's an entire army who blindly follow along
and you happen to be one of them believe it or not
even though you try not to be we are of the same plague

the other ways we're taught to fear
don't even scratch the surface of the problem here
I'm not blind, and I'm not scared
so many crucial factors exist out there
and we're but one, and they're bout two
and how we come to terms will help us pull through

things cannot change too fast
it took us this much time
to reach our current platform and walk this fragile line
if I thought I'd make a difference I'd kill myself today
but so many are like me lost in the fray

you create your own reality
but leave mine to me


26. Tested

yeah, they say there's a place free of trouble and care
and you have to pass a test for to make it there
it has something to do with the road that's straight and narrow
and the only way to go it is by being right and thorough
there's always one more hill to climb
there's always one more hill to climb

bombarded by multiple choices 24/7
navigating a tangled web of logic and passion
guided by subconscious voices, astute and sharpened
tested, tested oh oh oh

often times we may be wonder what we're supposed to do
stand and deliver or see the conflict through
and as we long and proceed to build our castles in the sky
our plans get confounded and determination dies
there's no preparation and no guide
just what you've done before here with your life

bombarded by multiple choices 24/7
navigating a tangled web of logic and passion
guided by subconscious voices, astute and sharpened
tested, tested oh oh oh

acting on will, the test is the reaction
opening your heart, the test is the emotion
rolling the dice, the test is the agility
burning out your mind, the test is the recovery
watch-o!

you can play by the rules or bend them to your knees
but the test isn't over till you reach your dark eternal sleep
there are no absolutes, no big wheels in the sky
you don't have to be first just gotta somehow get by


26. Testowani (tłum. Ofmika)

podobno istnieje miejsce wolne od kłopotów i trosk
i musisz zdać test, żeby się tam dostać
to ma coś wspólnego z drogą prostą i waską
a jedynym sposobem, by nią iść, jest bycie prawym i starannym
zawsze jest jeszcze jedno wzgórze, na które można się wspiąć
zawsze jest jeszcze jedno wzgórze, na które można się wspiąć

bombardowani przez wielokrotne wybory 24 godziny na dobę, 7 dni w tygodniu
żeglujący po zagmatwanej sieci logiki i namiętności
kierowani przez podświadome głosy, przebiegłe i wyostrzone
testowani, testowani, och och och...

często możemy zastanawiać się, co powinniśmy zrobić
wstać i przemówić, czy poznać konflikt od początku do końca
póki będziemy wierzyć w gruszki na wierzbie
nasze plany będą udaremniane i determinacja będzie ginąć
nie ma przygotowania ani przewodnika
jedynie to, co zrobiłeś tutaj ze swoim życiem

bombardowani przez wielokrotne wybory 24 godziny na dobę, 7 dni w tygodniu
żeglujący po zagmatwanej sieci logiki i namiętności
kierowani przez podświadome głosy, przebiegłe i wyostrzone
testowani, testowani, och och och...

postępowanie zgodnie z wolą (test jest reakcją)
otwieranie twego serca (test jest uczuciem)
rzucanie kostkami (test to zwinność)
wypalanie twojego umysłu (test to regeneracja)
uważaj

możesz grać zgodnie z zasadami lub sprawić, że pokłonią się przed tobą
ale test nie jest zakończony, póki nie osiągniesz swego wiecznego, mrocznego snu
nie ma absolutów ani wielkich kół na niebie
nie musisz byc pierwszy; wystarczy, że sobie jakoś poradzisz


(tłum. kamilteau)

Hej, mówią, że miejsce beztroskie gdzieś jest,
Ale żeby tam się dostać, zdać trzeba test.
Mówią, że aby go zdać, wąską drogą trzeba iść,
Ale by drogę tę widzieć, trzeba najpierw prawym być.
Nie komponuj hymnu na swą cześć.
Zawsze możesz jeszcze wyżej wejść.

Pytań trudnych ciąg dwadzieścia cztery na siedem.
Podświadomie sterowany idziesz przed siebie.
Zawsze musisz znać odpowiedź - brak opcji "nie wiem".
Testy, testy, o o o...

Często rozmyślamy, jak wziąć w ręce własny los.
Czy innym mówić dać, czy samemu zabrać głos.
Lecz póki podwaliną naszych budów będzie piach,
Na pewny nie możemy liczyć nad głowami dach.
Nie ma podręczników ani ściąg.
Ty sam musisz napisać dalszy ciąg.

Pytań trudnych ciąg dwadzieścia cztery na siedem.
Podświadomie sterowany idziesz przed siebie.
Zawsze musisz znać odpowiedź - brak opcji "nie wiem".
Testy, testy, o o o...

Zgodnie z wolą Twą (to test Twej odporności).
Dobro albo zło (to test Twojej miłości).
Wznowienie gry (to test Twojej zręczności).
Oni albo Ty (to test Twoich mentalnych sił).

Możesz grać według zasad lub nagiąć je, jak chcesz,
Ale test się nie skończy, póki nie zapadnie zmierzch.
Nie ma żadnych absolutów, ni na niebie wielkich kół.
Nie musisz pierwszym być, abyś przejść to wszystko mógł.
27. No Control

culture was the seed of proliferation
but it has gotten melded into an inharmonic whole
consciousness has plagued us and we can not shake it
though we think we're in control

questions that besiege us in life
are testament of our helplessness
there's no vestige of a beginning
no prospect of an end
when we all disintegrate it will all happen again

time is so rock solid in the minds of the hoards
but they can't explain why it should slip away
history and future are the comforts of our
curiosity but here we are rooted in the present day

questions that besiege us in life
are testament of our helplessness
there's no vestige of a beginning
no prospect of an end
when we all disintegrate it will all happen again
if you came to conquer you'll be king for a day
but you too will deteriorate and quickly fade away
and believe these words you hear
when you think your path is clear....

we have no control
we do not understand
you have no control
you are not in command