O' Children

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“We have the answer to all your fears,
It's short, it's simple, it's crystal clear,
It's round about, it's somewhere here,
Lost amongst our winnings.”
~O’ Children by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

If we win,
We cannot be afraid.
If we gain,
Nothing can stop us.
We’re invincible,
We’re on top of the world.

We play God,
And act like no one is watching.
We lie,
And act like we never knew the truth.
We steal,
And act like we owned it all along.
We’re on top of the world.

We smile pretty for the camera,
And cry at night when we’re alone.
We spend money like it grows on trees,
And then when someone comes for us to pay our debt
We sell everything as if we were poor.

We build walls,
And hope someone breaks them down.
We want them to be broken,
So that people can tell that we need help.

Because we are all just children, that only want more.

“They are knocking now upon your door,
They measure the room; they know the score,
They're mopping up the butcher's floor,
Of your broken little hearts.”
~O’ Children by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds





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